Vermont Senate Finance Committee approves $2 overnight occupancy fee

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Governor, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $2 overnight occupancy fee, defying Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s request for no new taxes and fees this year.

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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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Minimum wage hike threatens services for Arizona’s disabled

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Non-profits operating on fixed reimbursement rates from the state have been hit hard by the costs of Propostion 206.

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Sunshine Week: Poor transparency plagues local tax abatement programs

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Accountability, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Most cities and counties do not disclose the names of companies that receive property tax abatements and other economic incentives,

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Air fair? Battle erupts over subsidies for international airlines

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Regulations, Transportation  /  No Comments

U.S. airlines complain that subsidies for foreign competititors threaten American jobs and violate international agreements.

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Mississippi taxpayers to give $45 million to Huntington Ingalls shipyard

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A bill in the Mississippi Legislature would give $45 million to fund improvements at the Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula.

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