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The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted for a budget plan that praises sustainable spending but violates it yet another year.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Meet the new poster child for Pennsylvania’s municipal pension problems.
York is a mid-sized city of 43,000 residents in central Pennsylvania near the state’s southern border that’s facing more than $64 million in pension-related debt.
In next year’s budget, York will be expected to pay more than $10 million toward the retirement fund […]
State Sen. Phil Griego, D-Santa Fe, resigned before the Senate could censure him for using his office to profit in a shady real estate deal. If he is not convicted of a felony — and neither the DA nor the AG have moved to prosecute — he will receive an $18,000 annual legislative pension for the rest of his life.Read More →
States spent about $38 million last year fighting tobacco addiction, and tobacco use costs the economy $289 billion a year in medical costs and lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Read More →
A study by the nonpartisan Energy Information Administration shows that the solar and wind industries receive the most in federal subsidies among energy sources.Read More →