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Did I read that right? Unwilling to reverse LePage’s tax cuts for wealthy people, Gov. Janet Mills would like us to borrow another $249 million for road repair and other routine expenses. Want to clean up our state parks? OK, let’s sell revenue bonds and stick our grandchildren with the bill. And hope they won’t need better schools or some other “unforeseen” but completely foreseeable public service.
The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board has issued an interpretation of some recent standards involving cost provisions among multiple entities who are liable for cleanup costs.
During World War II and the Cold War, DOE (or predecessor entities) developed a massive industrial complex to research, produce, and test nuclear weapons.
Strong public sector balance sheets make governments more resilient against recessions, a working paper from the International Monetary Fund has suggested.
All throughout the country, select cities and towns generate substantial fines and other court revenues that fund sizable portions of their budgets.
A pension is a promise of a secure retirement. But too often in Lansing, they’re viewed as piggy banks to be broken into for political purposes.
State law requires property that goes unclaimed for three years — including uncashed checks or dormant accounts — be turned over to the state. The city never did that.
A recent comment from a Freddie Mac legacy preferred stockholder calling on the government-sponsored enterprises to “keep what is rightly earned, recapitalize, and exit conservatorship” is wrong on so many levels.
I am back from my 14th annual Maine fishing camp. The private event at Leen’s Lodge is generally called Camp Kotok in honor of David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors who started these outings many years ago.