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Funding formula isn’t only measure of K-12 spending in Mississippi

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s education funding formula isn’t the only money being spent by state taxpayers on K-12 education, with other programs outside the formula.

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Transportation wish list could hike gas taxes 28 cents per gallon, memo finds

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The speaker said no one is suggesting a 91 percent tax increase, that the suggestion is nothing short of “fear mongering.”

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Transportation week comes with gas tax-hike pressure

By   /  December 4, 2016  /  Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If we don’t fix our roads, sometimes, it could be a matter of life and death,” Vos warns

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Watchdog’s Top 10 List: Bureaucrats Behaving Badly

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Federal Government, Florida, Legislature, Mississippi, National, News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Bureaucrats and politicians manipulate the system, for their own benefit and for the benefit of their friends and financial allies. How do they get away with it? They get a lot of practice and, all too often, nobody is watching. But we are. Here’s a top 10 list of bureaucrats, politicians and rent seekers who […]

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Anodyne EdBuild contract with Mississippi Legislature goes public

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The contract with non-profit EdBuild and the Mississippi Legislature was finally revealed and there are few smoking guns or any specifics.

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Critics lambaste education funding formula revamp for lack of transparency

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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A proposal to revamp Mississippi’s education funding formula was criticized by most of those who spoke at a public hearing at the Capitol Thursday.

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