Proposed Virginia budget changes doesn’t address deeper fiscal woes

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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With Virginia set to rake in about $2.4 billion less than state leaders were originally planning to spend over the next two years, Virginia lawmakers will likely be voting on some budget changes in the week ahead. Still, in treating the budget crisis as a revenue problem, state leaders didn’t address some deeper fiscal considerations — like soaring spending, tax preferences and long-term debt.

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It’s unanimous: Nevada rolls dice on Tesla ‘Gigafactory’

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Nevada, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Nevada Legislature unanimously passed all four pieces of a massive $1.3 billion incentive package to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the Silver State.

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EPA’s power plan snubs Montana’s state-led improvements

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Montana, Regulations, State Government, U.S. House, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the agency may view Montana’s regulatory progress as a glass half-empty.

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Wheels turn slowly on Tesla deal in Nevada Legislature

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Finances, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Nevada, State Government, State Politics, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The first day of the Special Session to consider legislation for the Tesla deal for Northern Nevada contained no votes, but we finally may know all the details.

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250,000 Virginians to receive health insurance cancellation notices

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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As if Virginians haven’t had enough bad news lately, another quarter of a million people in the commonwealth will likely lose their health insurance plans by the end of the year.

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Fairfax to feds: Reimburse us $14M for educating undocumented kids

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

REIMBURSEMENT, PLEASE: Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity wants the feds to reimburse his county for the roughly $14 million he expects new undocumented minors to cost his county in this school year alone.

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity has a message for President Obama and those in the federal government — reimburse us for the $14 million it will cost in this school year to educate the undocumented minors the feds placed with sponsors in Fairfax this year.

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