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Nearly half of Mississippi legislators get top grade on pro-business votes

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi legislators were graded by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee on their votes on key business-related issues.

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Group grades Mississippi legislators on support for school choice

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

MAJORITY: More than 70 percent of registered voters in a recent poll conducted by Empower Mississippi.

Empower Mississippi handed out letter grades to every state legislator Thursday on their level of support for several key bills regarding school choice.

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AG opinion on wells punctuates power struggle between Legislature and agencies

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  Judiciary, Legislature, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This is not a shift in the law as much as a reassertion that the legislature is the source of agency authority.”

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Mississippi legislators bemoan budget cuts to health-care agencies

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is critical of budget cuts to healthcare-related state agencies, which don’t add up to a lot of money.

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Two agencies, two responses to liberation from civil service rules

By   /  June 9, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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While the Mississippi Department of Corrections has shed personnel while out from under civil service rules, the education department has added jobs.

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Lawmakers propose ‘Homeowners’ Bill of Rights’

By   /  June 8, 2016  /  Legislature, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It is time to protect homes from government land-grabs.”

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