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Welfare, other reform bills survive key deadline in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Food Stamp/SNAP, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Kansas, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Transparency, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A welfare reform bill, a civil asset forfeiture bill and others survived another deadline in the Mississippi Legislature as the session winds down.

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Abengoa contagion spreads to U.S. biofuel plants, causing layoffs and shutdowns

By   /  December 7, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Kansas, Missouri, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, renewable energy giant Abengoa has thrown the biofuels industry in the U.S. for a loop.

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Kansas pension audit finds system at risk of abuse and fraud

By   /  September 9, 2015  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

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An audit of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System found cases of double dipping – collecting benefits while having an alternative income.

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Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Kansas, National  /  No Comments

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Renewable energy company Abengoa, headquartered in Spain, is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the U.S government.

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Kansas e-cig tax could e-vape-orate the industry

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Kansas, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The excise tax on electronic cigarettes included in the new Kansas budget could harm a burgeoning industry and negatively impact public health.

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Spotlight shines on Kansas and Maine in ‘State of the States’ report

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Kansas, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Kansas and Maine stand out in an annual report analyzing governors’ State of the State addresses and their fiscal records.

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