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

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

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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Florida in focus: Why Florida insurers could double homeowners’ rates

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CBS News: Why Florida insurers could double homeowners’ rates Florida has seen its share of calamities, but an “epidemic of insurance claims” could shove the Sunshine State down a financial sinkhole even before the next hurricane hits. Lawyers and “restoration companies” have teamed up to create a superstorm of lawsuits forcing Florida’s home and auto […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Schools gear up for new year without state funding set

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Wisconsin State Journal: Schools gear up for new year without state funding set Schools across Wisconsin are starting a new year without knowing exactly what’s coming from the state as lawmakers continue to put off passing a new two-year state budget. For many school officials, the delay isn’t worrying them much at this point. But […]

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