Mississippi charter schools case hinges on key constitutional question

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Judiciary, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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After oral arguments Tuesday, the lawsuit that threatens the existence of Mississippi charter schools hinges on one key constitutional issue.

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Mississippi Legislature wraps up session by passing key reform bills

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

The Mississippi Legislature left town last week after passing some key reforms, but left some unfinished budgetary business.

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Pennsylvania State Police can’t say what they spent questionable funds on

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

The possibly illegal funds were combined with other money and used to cover the agency’s general expenses, making tracking impossible.

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EPA cuts could push environmental activists, regulators to reconsider priorities

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent will force Vermont’s green energy groups to rethink how to tackle Vermont’s various environmental challenges.

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Mississippi closed bridge list filled with discrepancies

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Only half of the bridges on a closed bridge list given to Mississippi legislators were actually closed to traffic.

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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