Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Florida as the fourth most restrictive state in the country with respect to occupational licensing regulations, says the Institute for Justice.

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Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Homeowners in just 10 of 34 cities and counties would realize any savings under Senate Bill 2, passed by the Senate Tuesday.

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State budget showdown expected next week in Vermont House

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

After weeks of exchanging barbs over the state budget plan, leaders in the Vermont House are moving toward a decisive vote that could bring years of legislative overspending to a halt.

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Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Legislature, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The legislature is considering requiring wines to use 100 percent home-grown grapes to use a “made in Texas” label.

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Vermont gun confiscation bill heads to House floor

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A bill that would allow police to remove guns from a domestic violence situation without due process was approved by a House committee.

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Dire outlook for internet sales tax in South Dakota may affect Mississippi

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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In a possible preview for Mississippi, a South Dakota court struck down the state’s internet sales tax.

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