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Vermont House has 90 days to review Scott’s restructuring plan

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Economy, Governor, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Forty eight hours after Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed executive orders to merge the state’s liquor control and lottery commission, create a new Agency of Economic Opportunity, restructure IT resources, and blend tourism and marketing with state commerce functions, news reporters were asking “how” and “why.

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Gov. Bryant State of the State promises no new taxes, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ law

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant promised no tax increases, support for a “Blue Lives Matter” law and a rewrite of the state’s K-12 education funding formula.

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EdBuild unveils recommendations for new K-12 funding formula

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

EdBuild revealed its recommendations to the Mississippi Legislature for a new K-12 education funding formula Monday.

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Analysis: Vermont’s new governor completes busy first week in office

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Governor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

With week one of his first term in the history books, Gov. Phil Scott has begun to make good on key campaign promises, but he still has a lot of work and consensus building ahead.

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Wisconsin could lead effort to restore states’ rights

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Governor, News, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“With recent changes at the federal level, we have a unique opportunity to have more authority delegated back to the states.”

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Top five commitments from Gov. Scott’s inauguration speech

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Governor, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Republican Gov. Phil Scott, in his first speech as Vermont’s top executive, laid out a general blueprint for reviving the state’s flagging economy, lowering the cost of living and welcoming young people and families to the state.

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