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Five charts explain Mississippi’s budget ‘crisis’

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Graph by Steve Wilson

Mississippi’s so-called budget crisis is a matter of the state’s revenues not meeting projections coupled with large spending increases each year.

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Distributors say layoffs coming because of Philly soda tax

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Two months into Philadelphia’s 1.5 cents per ounce soda tax, distributors are reporting 30-50 percent declines in sales.

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Council candidate: Don’t ‘bond out bureaucrats’

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Boosters of San Antonio’s proposed $850 million bond call the record debt package “essential” and “transformational,” but a city council candidate who served on one of the bond committees calls it “bonding out the bureaucrats.”

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Mississippi House committee sets aside possible tax increase bill

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

A dummy bond bill that could have allowed Mississippi lawmakers to pass a tax increase on gas, diesel and cigarettes was set aside by a committee chairman Tuesday.

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Mississippi Justice Institute files complaint over Amazon deal denial

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Justice Institute filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission after its records request for terms of deal between the state and Amazon was denied.

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Scott: ‘Housing for All’ plan will strengthen Vermont economy

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Governor, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced a four-fold plan to strengthen the local economy by creating more housing in areas designated for growth and reinvestment.

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