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Mississippi governor is far from state’s highest paid public official

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Graph by Steve Wilson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes $122,160, a salary that is dwarfed by 36 school district superintendents and other local officials.

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Mississippi could be headed for rough seas with shipbuilder subsidy

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A Louisiana-based shipbuilder already has a facility in Gulfport, but is getting $36 million in taxpayer funds to build a shipyard in the same area.

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Walker: Tuition freeze key to college affordability

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Governor, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“My goal is to continue to freeze college tuition.”

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Mississippi inching closer to civil asset forfeiture reform

By   /  August 4, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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A proposal by a state task force could bring needed civil asset forfeiture reform to Mississippi as soon as next year’s legislative session.

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Gun-rights advocates scrutinize Minter’s gun-control ad

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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An ad released last week by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter makes some bold charges about gun violence, particularly regarding domestic violence. Gun-rights advocates say that while Minter’s claims contain a kernel of fact, the lack of proper context makes the ad highly misleading.

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