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Tobacco settlement sale proposal hits resistance

I’ve talked to a number of legislators. I think most of them would rather drink weed killer than do this.

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Treasurer Kennedy Talks State Budget

This confirms my worst fears. Not only do we have too many contracts, but we're hiding from the public the number of consultants we're hiring. It's time to completely reform the way contracts are handled in state government.

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Is a tax exemption for buying antique airplanes more important than our universities?

There are 462 exemptions, exclusions, rebates and tax credits intended to stimulate industry and create jobs. Every one of these needs to be reviewed to make sure they are working.

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