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Mississippi House committee sets aside possible tax increase bill

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

A dummy bond bill that could have allowed Mississippi lawmakers to pass a tax increase on gas, diesel and cigarettes was set aside by a committee chairman Tuesday.

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Land battle, Japanese ‘monopoly’ dog high-speed train in Texas

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  News, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A leading Republican lawmaker and mad-as-hell landowners are throwing wrenches into Texas’ high-speed rail venture, even as President Donald Trump seeks to put the Dallas-Houston train on a fast track.

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Reform bills live, but funding formula revamp dies in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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While some key reform bills are still alive in the Mississippi Legislature, a revamp of the K-12 education funding formula will likely have to wait until next year.

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Ridesharing bills could pave the way for transformational changes

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Florida, News, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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On the same day an Uber- and Lyft-friendly ridesharing bill passed its first committee stop in the Florida House, state Sen. Jeff Brandes was presenting his vision of where he believes the transportation industry is headed. “We’re in a generational shift from the horse and buggy to the Model-T,” Brandes said Wednesday evening at the […]

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Gov. Scott Walker invokes ‘Reform Dividend’ in rolling out ambitious spending plan

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Education, Governor, Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This budget includes historic investments in our priorities,” Walker said.

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Dissent growing in Robin Vos’ House

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If you have to choose between ruling by fear or respect, Robin truly chooses the fear,” an insider said.

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