Illinois gas prices likely to rise after state budget strips tax exemption on ethanol

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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An advocate for gasoline wholesalers says they’ve been betrayed by the newest Illinois budget and could see a shift away from ethanol-mixed fuel because of it. E10 gasoline, which is regular gas with ten percent ethanol blended in, has had a 20 percent tax exemption at the wholesale level since 2011. The budget passed by […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Assembly Republicans embrace new Gov. Scott Walker roads plan as Foxconn enters budget talks

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Assembly Republicans embrace new Gov. Scott Walker roads plan as Foxconn enters budget talks Republicans in charge of the state Assembly on Thursday embraced a plan by Gov. Scott Walker to drop a proposed income tax cut to free up $200 million for highways. But the GOP leader of the state Senate said […]

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Florida in focus: How Florida explains our polarized politics

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The Hill: How Florida explains our polarized politics The strategists plotting Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) reelection bid in 2014 faced a problem: The state’s explosive growth, especially in liberal cities like Miami, Orlando and Tampa, was being fueled by an influx of voters likely to back Scott’s Democratic opponent. To win a second term, […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado’s growth spurs government land grabbing – and it’s getting expensive

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Denver Post: Colorado’s growth spurs government land grabbing – and it’s getting expensive After more than 30 years in Denver, Reed Art & Imaging is moving its custom print shop to Lakewood. Such a move would typically mean expansion or prosperity for a business, but it is quite the opposite for the Reeds. They say they were […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Pa. vies with six other states for big Foxconn display panel factory

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The Patriot News: Pa. vies with six other states for big Foxconn display panel factory Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states, including Pennsylvania, that are vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It’s not […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Tiny town, big bucks: Official earns $142,000 to run village of 4,000

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tiny town, big bucks: Official earns $142,000 to run village of 4,000 Meet Andy Pederson, who has one of the cushiest government jobs in the Milwaukee area. Pederson is the village administrator for the tiny suburb of Bayside, a community not much larger than a subdivision. Its 2010 population: 4,389. In his position, […]

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