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Vermont GOP warming up to Trump

By   /  May 22, 2016  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Republican leaders appeared to be warming to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as they voted Saturday to send 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Idaho, Iowa, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, News, Regulations, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

FANTASY A GO: Daily fantasy sports leagues will be legal in Mississippi on July 1 after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into a law a bill that would legalize the practice and create a study commission to decide on how to regulate it. Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.

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Fitch, Reeves continue battle over bond bill, state’s fiscal health

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s treasurer said the state will need money to cover debt obligations after passage of bond bill, but the lieutenant governor disagrees.

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Mississippi Legislature hits on tax cuts, whiffs on election reform

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature passed a tax cut and some educational reforms, but missed on campaign finance and election reform.

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Welfare, other reform bills survive key deadline in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Food Stamp/SNAP, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Kansas, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Transparency, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A welfare reform bill, a civil asset forfeiture bill and others survived another deadline in the Mississippi Legislature as the session winds down.

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State spends $2.7 million a year on membership fees, memo shows

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Governor, Illinois, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Legislative records show the state paying millions for associations fees, including $148,000 to the Illinois Migrant Council, nearly $15,000 from the governor’s office to an arts agency assembly and thousands to various chambers of commerce.

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