Memo comparing voucher and public school aid doesn’t tell whole story

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Education, News, State Budgets, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A memo from the LFB requested by Sen. Janet Bewley makes it appear voucher schools are getting more money than public schools.

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Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  Comments Off on Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says legalizing and taxing marijuana could net the state $200 million a year.

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Dire outlook for internet sales tax in South Dakota may affect Mississippi

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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In a possible preview for Mississippi, a South Dakota court struck down the state’s internet sales tax.

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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Bill aims to change Madison-centric state leases

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The proposal requires the DOA to identify the “most appropriate and cost efficient locations to place an agency when securing or renewing a lease.”

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Assessment of Erie school: ‘I thought I was in Baghdad’

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Education Blog, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Funding for the debt-ridden Erie school district is becoming a topic of statewide discussion, and not in a good way.

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