Taxpayers to pick up part of tab for construction of tire plant, shipyard

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers will borrow $274 million to pay for a tire plant and a shipyard.

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This state’s comptroller is warning that its debt is spiraling out of control

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Illinois, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Illinois’ debt could hit $10 billion or more according to state Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger.

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Mississippi campaign finance overhaul targets unitemized expenses

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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A major campaign finance loophole could be eliminated if Mississippi secretary of state Delbert Hosemann gets his election reform package approved.

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Vermont Dems hold midnight session, pass spending cap bill few understand

By   /  January 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Democratic-controlled House on Friday held a midnight session and passed education spending cap changes that few lawmakers had time to review or understand.

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Gov. Rauner pushes big changes to Illinois in State of the State address

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Illinois, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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In his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner called for big changes to Illinois and reached across the aisle on pension reform.

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Governor proposes gas tax increase coupled with working class tax cut

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a gas tax increase coupled with a tax cut for middle class families, but opposition is already mounting to any tax increase.

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