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Critics lambaste education funding formula revamp for lack of transparency

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

A proposal to revamp Mississippi’s education funding formula was criticized by most of those who spoke at a public hearing at the Capitol Thursday.

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Governor proposes scrapping Mississippi’s film production subsidy

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant proposes in his budget recommendation that the state scrap its film production subsidy program.

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Will SEC settlement with KiOR help Mississippi get its money back?

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The former CEO of biofuel maker KiOR was charged by federal regulators with omitting assumptions about the company’s process to convert biomass to fuels.

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Candidates for governor clash over policy and paying for it

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Emma Lamberton

1950s rock ‘n’ roll and name tags were employed to set a friendly tone for Wednesday’s VTDigger debate at the Paramount Theater, but the room heated up as Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter and Republican candidate Phil Scott clashed over policy differences.

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Economist: Continental Tire plant deal won’t break even until 2024

By   /  September 9, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Photo by the Mississippi Development Authority

A tire plant deal that will cost Mississippi taxpayers $263 million won’t break even until 2024, according to a 2015 analysis by the state’s economist.

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Fiorina, Rubio, Walker address AFP ‘Dream’ summit

By   /  September 4, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, Governor, News, Regulations, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Marco Rubio

“True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government; they come from empowering people to live their own lives,” Walker said.

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