Jackson State dreams of a $200 million dome

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Economy, Government Waste, Local Government, Mississippi, Politics, State Lobbying, State Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo by Jackson State University

A Jackson State dome would cost $200 million, with $75 million of the bill picked up by Mississippi taxpayers.

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Fully funded ed program would strain Mississippi budget

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Waste, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, School Choice, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, Taxes, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

If the legislature is forced to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, the state’s budget will be in disarray.

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Focus of forum turns from candidates to video tracker

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Minnesota, News, Politics, State Politics  /  No Comments

Photo from MN Jobs Coalition.

No reward has been offered to the person who identifies the guy who, apparently, took it upon himself to enforce a League of Women Voters ban on videotaping candidate forums at Edina City Hall.

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First lady, not president, to campaign for WI gubernatorial candidate Burke

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

AP Photo/David Goldman

Some political experts say Michelle Obama — and not Barack Obama — has been tapped to campaign in Wisconsin next week for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke because many voters view the president as a more polarizing figure.

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Suburban mayor paid more than Mississippi governor

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Local Government, Memphis, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

The mayor of Southaven, Darren Musselwhite, takes home more money than Mississippi’s governor.

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‘Bonusgate’ attorney disbarred, seven years after legislative scandal hit

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Ethics, Fraud, Government Waste, Legislature, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, Power Abuse, State Government, State House, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo from Pennsylvania Department of Corrections webpage

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally disbarred lawyer Jeff Foreman, seven years after “Bonusgate” exploded into the public eye. Governor Tom Corbett was then attorney general, and his office investigated nearly $4 million worth of bonuses paid to legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and other misuse of public funds. Several legislators and staff — including Foreman — spent time behind bars in one way or another.

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