Lawmakers turning against Scott’s $35 million housing bond

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott’s proposed $35 million bond for affordable housing seemed to have broad support only months ago, but now the proposal appears to be on life support.

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Mississippi Legislature wraps up session by passing key reform bills

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

The Mississippi Legislature left town last week after passing some key reforms, but left some unfinished budgetary business.

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Gov. Scott: ‘A lot of work left to do’ as House debates budget ahead of vote

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders in the House appear close to an agreement on the state budget plan.

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Who’s watching the watchers? Mississippi licensing boards about to get a new boss

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A bill passed by the Mississippi Legislature could provide supervision for the state’s occupational licensing boards.

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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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