Mississippi closed bridge list filled with discrepancies

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Only half of the bridges on a closed bridge list given to Mississippi legislators were actually closed to traffic.

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Vermont DMV’s digital motor-vehicle inspection program passes first week

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  News, State Government, Transportation, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont joined the Digital Age this week, at least when it came to performing high-tech, motor-vehicle inspections. Monday served as the kick off day for the state’s Automated Vehicle Inspection Program.

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Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.

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Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Florida as the fourth most restrictive state in the country with respect to occupational licensing regulations, says the Institute for Justice.

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Florida, Judiciary, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Ocheesee Creamery can now call its skim milk exactly what it is — skim milk — says the 11th Circuit.

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