Falling birth rates will cut school attendance in the coming years, but just 18 states require that competence be considered when laying off teachers. That means union-crafted seniority rules will drive the process in most districts, further compromising the quality of public education.
Skilled workers are currently in such demand that instead of being called “blue collar” workers, they’re now called “silver collar” workers.
More than half a million workers were forced to pay labor unions in 2014, U.S. Department of Labor filings reveal.
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler did an about-face on subsidizing a small foundation’s ambitious plan to redevelop the VA campus in Lincoln. Separately, Lincoln police officers began asking questions about the project.
A few Mississippi state-owned parks ban guns despite state laws giving firearms owners the right to carry within their boundaries.
Here’s a story that doesn’t often get written: Politicians in Minnesota voted against spending public money on a new stadium.
A resident of Burlington’s New North End claims her neighborhood overwhelmingly opposes adding EPA-backed bike lanes on North Avenue. And she has the petitions to prove it.
The University of Oklahoma completed its review of their Confucius Institute, finding no wrong doing, but a critic of CI questioned the thoroughness of the investigation.
The Ohio House passed the annual biennial budget bill but included a provision unions opposed: the end of project labor agreements in the bidding process.
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North Carolina businessman Brennan Appel found his successful company caught in the crosshairs of murky U.S. Department of Justice initiative targeting merchants that don’t fit into the Obama administration’s idea of what an American business ought to be.
Watchdog.org was able to muster the resources to see the project through — including lawyers familiar with the ins and outs of open-records laws, the money to pay them and a reporter who simply refused to give up. But it shouldn’t take determined reporters, skillful lawyers and months of back-and-forth to get the public basic information about how their government works.
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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.