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State education spending up, according to latest fiscal bureau figures

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, says public employees shouldn't be forced to live in the city in which they serve. "It's about individual liberty, the lawmaker says."

Wisconsin Democrats attempted to use the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau to score political points in the school funding debate, claiming the state was short-changing education spending. Now Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir has her own memo from the LFB that shows all state spending on schools is actually up since 2011. “It was pretty obvious that (the […]

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WILL sues state over minimum markup law

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Is that really the American way?” the businessman asked.

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Senator’s letter to MMAC board points to ‘dangers’ of donation to union front group

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It is this pay-to-play political kickback that frustrates many in Wisconsin.

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Mississippi governor is far from state’s highest paid public official

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Graph by Steve Wilson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes $122,160, a salary that is dwarfed by 36 school district superintendents and other local officials.

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State revenues climb as Scott earns kudos for tax cuts

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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At the same, state economists are predicting four years of state revenue growth.

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