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Grammy museum in Mississippi gives U.S. taxpayers more blues

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Lobbying, Mississippi, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The Grammy Museum Mississippi received $1.2 million in federal and $6 million in state funds to build an $18 million museum in Cleveland, Miss.

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Study praises AL’s Bentley for spending restraint, knocks him for narrow tax breaks

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley was among the top-scoring state leaders in a national study on fiscal issues, but the Republican’s policies could still use improvement in some areas, argue the authors.

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant receives passing grade on fiscal policy

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

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According to the Cato Institute’s newest report card on governors, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant received a grade of C on fiscal policy.

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Cato Institute echoes criticisms of Gov. Kasich’s fiscal record

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich received a D grade in a new Cato Institute study of governors’ fiscal policies, with Cato researchers repeating concerns Ohio’s free market think tanks have been voicing for years.

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The Uber Effect: Why cab companies hate ridesharing

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Business, California, Government Regulation, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Taxi cab and limousine companies are fighting against ridesharing startups such as Uber and Lyft, fearing they are cutting into their businesses.

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Eric Holder legacy: Government overreach

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |

Moments after word came down Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to retire, constitutional expert Ilya Shapiro had this to say:

“With Eric Holder’s departure, the nation can begin to heal.”

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