General Assembly

Florida lawmakers’ personal wealth keeps growing

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

TRIM IT: S&P analyst David Hitchcock says Kansas failed to balance tax cuts with necessary spending reductions.

For some Florida legislators, politics is more profitable than business. Especially if you serve on the governor’s cabinet.

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As budget deal looks likely, Virginia lawmakers turn to reserves

By   /  June 12, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments


By Kathryn Watson |, Virginia Bureau

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — There’s an end in sight to the knock-down,drag-out budget battle in Richmond.

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Nanny of the Week: Virginia hoses down car wash fundraisers

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  National, News  /  No Comments


Part 6 of 17 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm |
MINNEAPOLIS — For years, car washes have been a fundraising staple for high school sports teams, marching bands and youth groups.
Just get some kids together with buckets and soap, rent out a parking lot, put up a sign and hope it [...]

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Philadelphia City Council gambles to fund schools

By   /  May 20, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Philadelphia City Council is taking a legislative risk.

For a city that is legally required to “maintain effort” to support its financially distressed school district, Philadelphia is taking a bold risk in the final weeks of legislative sessions.

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VA lawmaker: ‘Downzoning’ undercuts property rights

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

RURAL UPRISING: State Delegate Brenda Pogge says York County is threatening property rights.

By Kenric Ward | Virginia Bureau
State Delegate Brenda Pogge says “politics, not sound commonsense” are driving an Eastern Shore county campaign to zone out agricultural activities.

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Green light for McAuliffe: Veto override fails

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

Terry McAuliffe,

Virginia Lawmakers from both parties are poised to override the Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe who rejected legislation giving camera-ticketed motorists a second appeal.

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