How North Dakota’s oil industry is holding up, one year later

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, North Dakota, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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North Dakota has taken some big economic hits due to the low price of oil but one year after OPEC took its best shot, the region is still standing.

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Help could be coming to Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments


State lawmakers plan to use an existing subsidy to help bail out the sputtering horse-racing industry.

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Climate kids lose in Washington court, but more cases are coming

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Judiciary, National, News, Oregon, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

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Eight children who took the state of Washington to court over climate regulations lost their appeal but their lawyer says more cases like theirs are coming.

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Mississippi brewers want to sell their beer on site

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Mississippi brewers are trying to rally legislative support behind an effort to end the state’s prohibition on selling beer on-site.

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New Mexico holds its breath as oil prices remain low

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, New Mexico, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The continued low price of oil is making state legislators in New Mexico nervous.

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Mississippi Power finalizes permanent rate deal with regulators

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Mississippi, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power and the Public Utilities Staff have finalized a rate deal that would cut rates for its customers, subject to the approval of the PSC.

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