The U.S. Department of Education will begin implementing two new regulations on for-profit colleges in July 2011.
Georgia is one of only three states that prohibit the retail sale of liquor, wine, and beer on Sundays.
Congress is considering an increase in the airline passenger facility tax from $4.50 to $7.00 per takeoff and landing. In total this would be a massive $2 billion tax increase on consumers.
Maryland is once again considering a “dime a drink” increase in the state’s alcohol taxes. Proponents say it will bring in $215 million toward reducing the state’s budget deficit.
Schools in Indiana are failing to make the grade, and parents are afforded virtually no recourse when their children fall victim to a failing school.
As many legislators are now learning, perhaps the greatest impact President Barack Obama’s health care regime will have on state budgets comes from the dramatic expansion of Medicaid to cover milli