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State Net Capitol Journal – July 22, 2013

Budget & Taxes STATES MAKING UNPRECEDENTED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CUTS: The dramatic cuts North Carolina made to its unemployment insurance program this month drew fierce protests in Raleigh and national headlines. But they were just the latest in a string of unprecedented reductions states have...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 9, 2014; Florida Hurricane Bonds On Rise

Budget & Taxes FL HURRICANE BONDS ON RISE: Six years ago, Florida's government-run property insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., paid Warren Buffett's Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. $224 million in exchange for a guarantee that the company would buy bonds issued by...

State Net Capitol Journal – September 21, 2015; Legislators Press for Federal Firefighting Funding Change

Budget & Taxes Legislators Press for Federal Firefighting Funding Change Last month the National Conference of State Legislatures unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the organization to lobby Congress to provide funding for catastrophic fires the same way it does for hurricanes or floods...