Legislature - Page 2 of 7 - Watchdog.org

Vermont’s marijuana legalization dreams go up in smoke

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Legislature, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


Efforts at legalizing recreational marijuana use and cultivation in Vermont went up in smoke Tuesday as the House defeated proposals put forth by Democratic and Progressive lawmakers.

Read More →

Extensions keep ‘cultural retail attraction’ program alive

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

All 3 unbuilt projects authorized to receive sales tax incentives under the defunct “cultural retail attraction” program have received four-year extensions.

Read More →

Mississippi Legislature hits on tax cuts, whiffs on election reform

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

The Mississippi Legislature passed a tax cut and some educational reforms, but missed on campaign finance and election reform.

Read More →

Daily fantasy sports, Jackson airport, asset forfeiture now in governor’s hands

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

The Mississippi Legislature checked out for the year on Thursday, leaving a pile of measures on Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk, including a bill that would legalize daily fantasy sports in the state, another that would turn control of Jackson’s airport over to the state and one that would create a task force to investigate civil asset […]

Read More →

Mississippi treasurer blasts ‘reckless’ $308 million bond bill

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

CORNUCOPIA: Mississippi will take on $250 million in debt to fund various projects if House Bill 1729 is signed by Gov. Phil Bryant.

Mississippi treasurer Lynn Fitch is speaking out against a pork-laden bond bill passed by the Legislature in the final days of the session.

Read More →

Ingalls Shipbuilding to receive $45 million from state taxpayers

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Huntingdon Ingalls

Pascagoula-based Ingalls Shipbuilding, a builder of U.S. Navy warships and Coast Guard cutters, is likely receive $45 million from Mississippi taxpayers.

Read More →