Five years later, Act 10 saves taxpayers $5 billion, study finds

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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And despite all the dour predictions, Act 10 has proved a smashing success for Wisconsin taxpayers, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute.

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$274 million incentive package took 5 hours from soup to nuts

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature only needed five hours in a special session to approve a $274 million incentive package to lure a tire plant and a shipyard to the state.

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Lawmaker: Public should know before low-performing school bosses get raises

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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“My bill in no way impedes a school board from making those decisions at the local level,” she wrote. “This bill, is quite simply, a transparency bill that offers more public notification.”

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Denver paid employee on leave $212,000, and gave him a raise

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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City Attorney Scott Martinez hasn’t made a decision whether to fire or take one of his attorneys off leave, costing taxpayers a lot of money for no work.

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Marijuana legalization could rewrite employee drug-testing rules

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Pot legalization will change the way employers screen new hires. Lawmakers are trying to decide exactly how.

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Unsealed John Doe documents show view from Chisholm’s world

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Prosecuting attorneys are “generally not authorized to delegate official powers and duties to others, including private counsel,” the majority opinion states.

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