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Conservatives: Find transportation savings at bloated DOT

By   /  September 8, 2016  /  Federal Government, Legislature, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The states sold our souls to the devil a long time ago when we started taking this federal money,” Sanfelippo said. “Now we are addicted to it.”

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How many cars is too many cars for state government?

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The number of state vehicles, more than 7,000, has come under fire as some agencies have nearly a vehicle for every employee.

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Shrinking Jackson Public Schools district wants more money

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Jackson Public Schools superintendent Cedrick Gray says his district, with a shrinking enrollment, is underfunded by the state.

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Mississippi governor is far from state’s highest paid public official

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes $122,160, a salary that is dwarfed by 36 school district superintendents and other local officials.

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Mississippi education officials make a $19 million mistake

By   /  August 12, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

CENTRAL: The Mississippi Department of Education made a $19.1 million mistake with federal funds.

A $19 million mistake by Mississippi education officials could lead to cuts or the elimination of federally-funded after-school programs.

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Kemper Project delayed another month, adds $43 million in costs

By   /  August 9, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant will be delayed until Oct. 31, with $43 million added to the final price tag.

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