Lawmakers look to codify Ducey’s ban on agencies hiring lobbyists

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Arizona, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Arizona might soon become the 11th state in the nation to ban governmental entities from using taxpayer money to hire outside lobbyists.

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Vermont Senate Finance Committee approves $2 overnight occupancy fee

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Governor, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $2 overnight occupancy fee, defying Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s request for no new taxes and fees this year.

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Vermont seeking recourse in Joblink employment cyber attack

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Governor, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont may seek legal recourse against America’s Joblink Alliance after job-seekers and the Vermont Department of Labor were affected by the firm’s data breach.

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400 new jobs, low unemployment bad news for Walker foes

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Candy-maker Haribo plans to spend $242 million building a plant in Kenosha County in an economic development deal expected to create 400 jobs/

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Attorney general’s office remains silent on John Doe leak probe

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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There is a small universe of people who had access to the documents, and that universe is almost exclusively populated by prosecutors, investigators and court officials.

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Governor’s office sought to silence critic of sanctuary-styled immigration policy

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

“They are trying to kill the story, and they’ve crossed ethical lines. … I reached out to their office as a private citizen,” Hansen said.

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