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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Report: Pennsylvania illegally funded police with more than $222 million of highway money

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania violated its state constitution last fiscal year by diverting more than $222.2 million away from state roads and giving it to the state police.

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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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Mississippi closed bridge list filled with discrepancies

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Only half of the bridges on a closed bridge list given to Mississippi legislators were actually closed to traffic.

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Arizona moves to reform system of tax breaks for developers

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Crony Capitalism, Issues, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

A tax break to the developer of luxury apartments in downtown Phoenix has sparked a battle over crony capitalism in Arizona.

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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