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Reform bills live, but funding formula revamp dies in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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While some key reform bills are still alive in the Mississippi Legislature, a revamp of the K-12 education funding formula will likely have to wait until next year.

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Competing Mississippi ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills have key differences

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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There are differences between a pair of Blue Lives Matter bills in the Mississippi Legislature, the key one being the Senate version adds first responders to the state’s hate crime law.

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Legislative committees approve two ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A pair of “Blue Law Lives Matter” laws progressing in the Mississippi Legislature could add stiffer penalties for violent crimes against law enforcement and other first responders.

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Attorney General’s office reviewing Milwaukee County corruption complaint

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Mamalakis alleges that Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Van Grunsven turned a blind eye to the law firm’s alleged double-dealing.

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Texas congressman boosts Trump deportation plan

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Doubling down on President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to deport “bad hombres,” a Texas congressman wants to punish countries that refuse to re-admit them.

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Texas governor pledges to sign anti-sanctuary bill

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Weighing into the intensifying national immigration debate, the Republican governor pledged to sign Senate Bill 4, which would require municipalities to enforce immigration detainers at local jails and withhold state grants for noncompliance.

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