Who’s watching the watchers? Mississippi licensing boards about to get a new boss

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A bill passed by the Mississippi Legislature could provide supervision for the state’s occupational licensing boards.

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Will Florida preempt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Florida, Legislature, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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The need to “densify” existing networks to support 5GLTE is setting up a conflict between the state and cities.

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Vermont House to vote on election law rewrites in wake of recount, absentee ballot snafus

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Issues, Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Three separate measures would address how recounts are conducted and how absentee ballots are obtained by voters.

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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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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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