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Texans pay to be No. 1 in wind energy

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Texas is home to the nation’s largest wind energy industry. Thanks, taxpayers. At every stage in the process of getting to number one — from the nearly $900 million in tax breaks for companies to choose their sites in West Texas to the hundreds of millions in tax credits for producing the power — taxpayers continue […]

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Published on: June 27, 2016

Nanny State of the Week: State lawmakers to decide where you can get an Uber in Boston

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A bill passed by the Massachusetts House would ban ride-sharing services from operating at the Boston airport or within ...
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Published on: June 27, 2016

Walker administration fights back against new Obamacare mandates

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"Now the federal government wants to force consumers to enroll in a health insurance plan they didn’t choose,” Walke ...
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Published on: June 27, 2016

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Duckworth’s lawyers quickly settle VA retaliation lawsuit

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“As the campaign continues, Rep. Duckworth will have to answer questions surrounding her pattern of ignoring VA whistleblowers,
Published on: June 27, 2016
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Before lamenting the end of the GAB, read this

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Conservatives who were harassed, intimidated, and silenced by the John Doe probe are shedding only tears of joy at the death of th ...
Published on: June 27, 2016
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10 times harder to be a barber than an EMT under Wisconsin licensing law

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“Legislators have delegated their authority to the licensing board which has the power to put its competition out of businesses. ...
Published on: June 27, 2016
The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

Ignoring the real scandal at the University of Texas

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The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action at the University of Texas in a 4-3 decision Thursday by openly ignoring the facts of ...
Published on: June 25, 2016
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Beyond Philly: Other cities already looking to duplicate soda tax plan

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"While it’s true that sugary drinks are a health problem, but so are cheeseburgers," Rendell told a local radio show. "So are do ...
Published on: June 24, 2016
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Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

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Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis dise ...
Published on: June 27, 2016
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Los Angeles marches closer to major Airbnb regulations

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Los Angeles is getting closer to enacting regulations on Airbnb that the company says will unnecessarily harm the industry and con ...
Published on: June 24, 2016
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State memo on school funding tells less than half the story

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“The low-income kids in the voucher program beat, across all income levels, [Milwaukee Public Schools] top to bottom."
Published on: June 24, 2016
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Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

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The reason why Mississippi's pension crisis is one of the worst in the nation can be explained in four graphs.
Published on: June 24, 2016

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Sources: Social Security judge suspended in wake of Madison scandal

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“There is a culture of corruption and cover-up, and that goes all the way to the top,” a whistleblower said.
Published on: June 16, 2016

Vermont AG sued for withholding records on possible investigation of ‘climate change deniers’

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Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of grou ...
Published on: June 16, 2016

Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden

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Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts are suing Miami Shores after the town threatened to fine the couple $50 per day for the ...
Published on: June 20, 2016

Deadly Delays

Social Security appeals judge pleads guilty to retaliation charge

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Andrus admitted that he helped devise a plan to discredit an ODAR staff member who blew the whistle on an alleged scheme ...
Published on: June 22, 2016

Attorney seeks appeal of decisions by Social Security judge accused of ‘sexy’ comments

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“I have had a standing policy to appeal any decision of ALJ Pleuss because of my concerns for his lack of impartiality ...
Published on: June 20, 2016

Senate committee presses for answers from troubled Social Security Administration

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“Despite the serious issues that these media reports highlight, SSA has refused to provide information to the committe ...
Published on: June 14, 2016

Technology

How a tech geek became one of the nation’s leading IP experts

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Ask a friend, a student, or even a colleague about Adam Mossoff, and they might tell you about his appreciation for moto ...
Published on: June 7, 2016

Louisville identifies underserved areas in anticipation of broadband boon

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“The more residents share their internet speeds, the easier it will be for our community to attract competition into u ...
Published on: June 17, 2016

Corporations push for ‘trade secrets’ protection while trying to weaken patents

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WASHINGTON – Lawmakers might believe recent changes to the patent system were done in the name of protecting the ...
Published on: June 17, 2016