Wisconsin in focus: With deal ‘in principle,’ Scott Walker plans to sign state budget by Sept. 22

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Capitol Times: With deal ‘in principle,” Scott Walker plans to sign state budget by Sept. 22 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he expects to sign the state budget into law within a month now that he and legislative leaders have arrived at a deal “in principle.” The Legislature’s budget-writing committee last met more than two […]

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Minnesota in focus: Judge: Mayor Betsy Hodges must produce budget by Friday, or explain why she can’t

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

Minneapolis StarTribune: Judge: Mayor Betsy Hodges must produce budget by Friday, or explain why she can’t Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges must either produce a full 2018 budget by Friday or go to court to explain why the document isn’t ready, a Hennepin County judge has said. Carol Becker, one of two elected members of the six-person […]

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Michigan in focus: Penske’s latest deal is nearly $100M warehouse distribution center in Romulus

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Detroit Free Press: Penske’s latest deal is nearly $100M warehouse distribution center in Romulus Penske Logistics will build a $98.5-million, 606,000-square-foot Midwest regional distribution center in Romulus with an estimated 403 new jobs. The Michigan Strategic Fund, an arm of the state’s development effort, on Tuesday approved a $2.5-million performance-based grant, meaning that the company must do […]

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Florida in focus: The cannabis boom is under way in Florida, and government is struggling to keep up.

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The cannabis boom is under way in Florida, and government is struggling to keep up. Thousands of new patients have sought access to medical marijuana this summer following the passage of a new law expanding the list of maladies that qualify for treatment. Since June 7, the number of patients certified over the entire first three years […]

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Colorado in focus: Public funding for stormwater projects to be on November ballot

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KKTV 11: Public funding for stormwater projects to be on November ballot Every family in Colorado Springs could soon have to pay $5 a month to fix the city’s stormwater system. City council voted 6-3 Tuesday to move forward with a plan to put the issue on the November ballot. Community leaders say this money is […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Budget language is intentionally confusing, critics say, to keep taxpayers in the dark

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ABC 27: Budget language is intentionally confusing, critics say, to keep taxpayers in the dark Anyone can see the Senate-passed Fiscal Code, which accompanies any budget. It’s right there in House Bill 453. It’s 77 pages of who’s getting what in painstaking detail. It’s written in budget-eze, that you can’t read with ease. “The process isn’t transparent at all […]

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