With Virginia set to rake in about $2.4 billion less than state leaders were originally planning to spend over the next two years, Virginia lawmakers will likely be voting on some budget changes in the week ahead. Still, in treating the budget crisis as a revenue problem, state leaders didn’t address some deeper fiscal considerations — like soaring spending, tax preferences and long-term debt.Read More →
Mississippi brands itself as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,” and it’s home of the Delta Blues. But if a couple of music industry heavy hitters have their way, the state may subsidize that music.Read More →
According to a long-serving alderman, Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is using a controversy involving park lighting and amateur soccer to ram through a tax increase.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog Radio
The owner of a Minnesota diner has angered progressives and other advocates for a higher minimum wage by attaching a 35-cent fee to patrons’ checks. It seems that people who want a higher minimum wage do not like being confronted with the actual cost of the policy – they’d prefer [...]
Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay-off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city provide additional funding.
But the district’s numbers don’t seem to add up.Read More →