Auditor’s report raises issues on MAEP formula

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Audits, Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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The MAEP formula might be an even bigger fiscal drain on Mississippi, according to a brief by the state auditor.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: What we know, and what we don’t

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

OF TOMS AND TAXES: Tom Wolf, left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, says the state's richest residents should pay a higher share of the state's education costs. He wants to implement a more progressive tax system to shift the burden away from property taxes.

Four years ago, Pennsylvanians went to the polls and elected Tom Corbett as the 46th governor of their state.

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Maryland health care exchange keeps documents secret

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Health Care, Maryland, Open Records, Politics, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The state health care exchange is using the disclosure clause the Maryland Public Information Act to justify its own secrecy regarding its documents.

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Charity from poor and lower-middle class reach highs in Centennial State

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Colorado, community, Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Colorado Republicans are give somewhat more to charity than Democrats. The poor and lower-middle class give a higher percentage than everyone else.

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FCC chief under fire for media outreach involving net neutrality

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Free-market advocates are questioning the objectivity of the Federal Communications Commission after news the chairman’s press office coordinated with pro-net neutrality activists on media outreach. That outreach involves online protests in early September.

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Mississippi child-care center don’t need kitchens, board decides

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, community, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A proposed regulation mandating kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers was rejected by the state board of health Wednesday.

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