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Minimum markup lawsuit is about defending economic freedom, law firm says

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“(T)he courts should also make clear that politicians cannot play favorites based on some fanciful and implausible notion of public benefit.”

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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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Lawmaker: Arkansas looking at all options for broadband expansion

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Arkansas, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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“I think at some point there will have to be tax dollars invested in this to get it to the more hard-to-reach places and the question is how do we do that in such a way that any investment we make as a state that over time we can recoup that investment.”

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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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