Mississippi’s pension system improves, but unfunded liability still tops $14 billion

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate  /  No Comments

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Thanks to some improved returns on its investments, the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is in much better shape, according to the newest financial report. But it still has more than $14 billion in unfunded liabilities.

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New Jersey Senate passes sports betting bill, Assembly to follow

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Jobs + Growth, Legislature, New Jersey, State Government, State Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The New Jersey state Assembly will likely pass a bill to allow sports betting in the state, following the Senate which approved sports betting Tuesday.

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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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