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Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Feb. 16, 2014.
Two Maine troopers say their family's finances are suffering as the result of freezes in pay increases last year.
A plan to deeply slash the state's income tax from 5.25 percent to 4 percent during the next four years has cleared its first hurdle.
Leaders of both houses in the Wyoming Legislature say they expect to start work introducing bills immediately after Gov. Matt Mead presents his State of the State address Monday.
After trading jabs over a committee vote on a bill that would restore $40 million in revenue sharing for the state's cities and towns, Republican and Democratic members on the committee said the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage, touting his job-creating reforms, applauded the state's improving economy on Tuesday in his annual State of the State address as he sought to convince the Democratic-controlled Legislature to approve his policies while giving voters a reason to return him to office for another term.
The Mississippi Department of Education would have the power to fire state employees at will for two years under a bill being considered in the House. State officials say they need the power to restructure the department to spend more time helping local school systems.
Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose payments covering lost tax revenue from federal lands.
House members are considering a plan to pay community college tuition for high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid for recent high school graduates.