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Duplication and the Delta Regional Authority

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Federal government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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  During NASA’s heyday, the agency used duplication on key systems as a safety feature for space travel. But duplication isn’t always a positive thing, especially when it comes to federal programs such as the Delta Regional Authority, which is under the microscope for what critics say is needless overlap with other programs. In his report titled […]

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Poll finds more optimism for Wisconsin economy, mixed opinions on gas tax

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Confidence in Wisconsin’s economy continues to grow for Wisconsin voters.”

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Advocates ready to defend Kentucky’s right-to-work law

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Jobs + Growth, Kentucky, Labor, News  /  No Comments

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The staff of the foundation will offer free legal advice to Kentucky workers, and its attorneys are prepared to defend the law from expected legal challenges brought by union officials, as it has done in Michigan, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Mississippi taxpayers footed heavy bill for incentives to corporations

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi taxpayers paid a heavy price with their tax dollars to lure new companies to the state and to keep existing ones “competitive.”

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Governor-elect’s appointments to bring fresh focus on economy

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov.-elect Phil Scott has appointed a former police chief and a successful Montpelier business owner to help jump-start Vermont’s economy.

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Rep. Welch to President-elect Trump: Bend policies for Vermont dairy

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Economy, Immigration, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is asking incoming President-elect Donald Trump for help with Vermont’s tumultuous dairy industry.

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