By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Paper or plastic, it doesn’t matter. A Vermont lawmaker wants to implement a 10-cent tax on disposable bags.
Critics, meanwhile, just want to bag that plan.
Sen. Bob Hartwell, D-Bennington, isn’t providing much evidence as to why the tax is needed. State and federal government data don’t provide much of a strong [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Horns locked over Medicaid expansion, members of the General Assembly must return to Richmond on March 24 to finish what they couldn’t do in 60 days — finalize a budget.Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fast-growing foreign-student work program is taking jobs from U.S. citizens, while its “alarming mismanagement” poses a national security threat, critics charge.Read More →
Part 68 of 69 in the series Educating America
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
Thousands more Florida students from low-income families could have access to private schools if lawmakers approve a bill to expand the state’s tax-credit scholarship program.
The bill allows the scholarship amount to increase from 72 percent to 84 percent of the state’s per-pupil [...]
Mississippi Power is trying to silence one of its biggest critics in a debate over an untested power project.
The utility has filed a motion with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the state’s governing body for utilities, to end the Sierra Club’s participation in PSC hearings about the Kemper Project.