Tennessee has eight graphic artists and designers costing taxpayers a yearly sum of $293,000, state records show, yet officials paid a private firm $46,000 to create a new state logo.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, touted his socialist vision for America as thousands of energized supporters cheered the politician’s Vermont-styled solutions on issues from education and health care to a living wage.
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Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth.
Lincoln will spend $85,000 on artistic lighting in a downtown alley, as part of the mayor’s quest to have a nationally prominent public art collection.
One of those pesky surcharges on your phone bill could be on the rise if state lawmakers pass a bill to increase funding for 911 call centers.
In a curious twist to the closing of Sweet Briar College, records show the school’s financial position was more precarious a decade ago.
Bills that would have prevented police seizures of money and property without a criminal charge and helped people who say court receiverships ruined their businesses failed in this year’s Legislature.
It’s nice when being a do-gooder also works to your advantage. Erie Insurance provides a positive example of how private enterprise is helping the city get a grip on urban blight. It’s one of several prominent businesses that donates to a nonprofit that renovates or demolishes problem properties. The company also renovates and restores properties on its own, either to lease to employees – making the area more appealing to potential employees, to use itself or to lease to other businesses.
In Marietta, Ohio, business owners still have an oil and gas tax hike Gov. John Kasich has fought for since 2012 hanging over their heads.
The state agency responsible for administering a group of taxpayer-funded halfway houses sent a threatening letter to a state senator opposing the project.
A bill allowing doctors to recommend medical cannabis could hit a brick wall in the state House.
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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.