By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — When lawmakers craft a piece of legislation, they rely on state departments to give an honest account of what it could cost.
But when it comes to making sense of these fiscal facts, critics say things aren’t always what they seem.Read More →
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – When the co-chair of the Legislature’s powerful Joint Committee on Finance says it might be best if you stepped down, you know you and your agency are in for a long, hard day.
“I can’t believe Kevin Reilly is still there,” Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills said of the [...]
The administration of Gov. Tom Corbett says a report on Medicaid expansion by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office improperly claims as much as $515 million as savings, revenue or underestimated costs to the state.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – Democratic leaders in the General Assembly say Gov. Tom Corbett has delayed long enough on a decision about expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania.
And if the governor won’t make a decision, they are ready to force his hand.
“If Gov. Corbett is unwilling to do the right thing, my colleagues in [...]
A bi-partisan group of legislators is one step closer to subsidizing risky startup businesses with taxpayer cash.
The venture capital bill narrowly passed out of committee Friday.Read More →