Secret votes in NE Legislature targeted—again

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Nebraska, Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Less than two months after he was swatted down trying to unseal secret votes in the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Bill Kintner (R-Papillion) is at it again.

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Tax cut package could help boost Mississippi’s flagging business climate

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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A plan to eventually cut the onerous franchise tax won’t fix Mississippi’s economy, but the move could help brighten a dismal business climate.

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The real numbers: New Jersey faces $183 billion in state debt

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions, Politics, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

To part the sea of red ink engulfing New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie may need a miracle of biblical proportions. The total state debt is listed as nearly $85 billion. But buried in state records are details revealing the actual figure should be $183 billion – nearly $100 billion higher

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Budgets for Mississippi, Louisiana are flush with federal money

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

In a report on federal aid to states, Mississippi topped the nation in the percentage of its general fund budget from federal funds. Louisiana was second.

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Poll: Chris Christie’s biggest problem is Chris Christie

By   /  February 13, 2015  /  National, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, Pensions, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Tim Larson/Governor's Office

As Chris Christie prepares to run for president, the New Jersey governor’s attitudes, appetites and ambitions are backfiring in his home state, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

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Hit the gas: Mississippi may increase speeds on interstates

By   /  February 13, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations, transportation  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

Speed limits on Mississippi interstates might increase to 75 mph if a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law.

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