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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Medical marijuana bill unlikely to pass this year; faces House scrutiny, Corbett opposition

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Issues, Pennsylvania, State Government, State House, State Senate  /  No Comments

NO MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN PENNSYLVANIA: Patients suffering from a variety of ailments could use cannabis to ease their pain, but state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett remain skeptical of the bill.

A Senate-passed bill to legalize medical marijuana as a possible treatment for a variety of ailments probably won’t reach Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk this year.

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Three ideas for the upcoming Mississippi legislative session

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Identity Fraud, Mississippi, News, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Technology  /  No Comments

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House Speaker Philip Gunn was seeking suggestions for the upcoming session for the Mississippi Legislature.

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Gov. Brown vetoes bill requiring warrant for law enforcement drones

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Abuse of power, California, Legislature, Spying, State Government, State House, State Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Brown nixes a bill that would have forced police to get a search warrant before using drones for surveillance.

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PA Senate approves Medical marijuana; future in House uncertain

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, State House, State Senate  /  No Comments

NO MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN PENNSYLVANIA: Patients suffering from a variety of ailments could use cannabis to ease their pain, but state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett remain skeptical of the bill.

Pennsylvania is one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana, but time is running short for the legislation this year.

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Mississippi finances face serious headwinds

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, State Elections, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The pre-election year budget cycle might be Mississippi’s calm before the proverbial hurricane.

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