Pennsylvania in focus: Vacation’s over, time to finish state budget

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  1 Comment

Erie Times-News opinion: Vacation’s over, time to finish state budget Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled Legislature passed a $32 billion 2017-18 spending plan on time with no opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who let it lapse into law without his signature. The figure was not far off his initial proposal. Left undone, however, was the revenue plan […]

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Florida in focus: Florida Highway Patrol leader behind quota flap resigns

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Bay News 9: Florida Highway Patrol leader behind quota flap resigns A top official with the Florida Highway Patrol who told troopers they aren’t writing enough speeding tickets is resigning from his job. Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H in Tallahassee turned in his resignation letter on Wednesday. Welch’s last day will be Sept. 4. […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

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ABC News: Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics in […]

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Colorado in focus: Boulder to fund anti-speeding projects in neighborhoods

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The Daily Camera: Boulder to fund anti-speeding projects in neighborhoods for the first time since 2003 For the first time in 14 years, Boulder will restore funding to anti-speeding road treatments in residential areas. In a unanimous vote just before midnight Tuesday, the City Council approved the terms for what will be known as the […]

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Pennsylvania tax plan would cost state thousands of jobs, study finds

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The Pennsylvania Senate’s recently passed plan to raise taxes by $600 million would lead to 3,600 lost jobs and the loss of nearly $1 billion in families’ disposable income through 2018, a new analysis says. The Harrisburg-based Commonwealth Foundation last week released the analysis of House Bill 542, which would raise taxes on natural gas […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Democrat lawmaker pleads guilty in case linked to illegal gambling

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ABC News: Democrat lawmaker pleads guilty in case linked to illegal gambling A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges. Democratic state Rep. Marc Gergely entered pleas in Pittsburgh to counts of conspiracy and accepting an illegal campaign contribution. Felony counts were […]

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