Mississippi governor signs three anti-union bills

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Mississippi, State House, State Politics, State Senate, unions  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The state of Mississippi

Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed three anti-union bills into law Wednesday.

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State spending, federal aid make for a shaky partnership

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, News, public sector, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Stimulus  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

There are two trend lines in Mississippi’s budgets from year to year. One is the ever-increasing amount of money the state government spends. The other is the percentage of the state’s revenues that come from the federal government that keeps going up.

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On tape: Did NM Democratic candidate for governor break a campaign promise?

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, New Mexico, News, State Politics  /  No Comments

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?: Democratic candidate for New Mexico governor, Alan Webber, has committed more than $450,000 of his own money to his campaign.

Campaign filings released Monday show that Alan Webber, one of five contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor, has so far committed $450,000 of his own money on his campaign.

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Mississippi education spending goes up while student performance flatlines

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Budget, Education, Mississippi, State House, State Politics  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Cato Institute

While funding for K-12 education in Mississippi has increased over the last 40 years, student performance has flat-lined, according to a Cato Institute study.

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OMG! Mississippi fails to pass texting while driving ban

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  law enforcement, Media, Mississippi, News, State House, State Politics, State Senate, transportation, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Intel Free Press

Mississippi is one of only seven states without a texting while driving ban.

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