When the US Conference of Mayors recently met with Uber, a mob of the city’s taxi drivers awaited them with picket signs demanding tighter regulations of their competitor.
On paper, going paperless in government makes sense. Staff armed with iPads can significantly reduce the time spent entering duplicative data for participants in government programs and increase efficiency in providing services, theoretically saving taxpayers.
Yet Winona County is paying dearly for being on the cutting edge of implementing an electronic data management system. What started out as a promised profit center based on selling EDMS software and services to other counties turned into a money pit that may never break even.
“We’re into it for multiple millions, and it was supposed to not be a burden on our taxpayers. It was supposed to be a blessing to our taxpayers,” said Steve Jacob, Winona County Board chair.
United States Supreme Court justices on June 25 had a second defining moment over a clarity battle regarding the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. A majority ruled that states that did not set up state-based exchanges will continue to receive federal subsidies. Pennsylvania did not set up a state-based exchange.
“It should be obvious that this situation is the modern-day equivalent of general warrants.”
Attorneys who argued a pro-school-choice case in Colorado are “seriously considering” appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down Monday a pilot voucher program in Douglas County.
“The (documents) reveal just how far they went,” the source said. “These warrants reached well beyond what could be seen as real targets.”
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
When Watchdog.org set out to examine the admissions practices at the University of Texas two years ago, we weren’t trying to bring about the end of affirmative action in higher education.
But after a surprise U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear an affirmative action case next October, that may be just what […]
Preparing to run for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie polished his image as a tax-cutter Friday with a billion dollars’ worth of vetoes to the state budget passed by the New Jersey Legislature.
While North Carolina’s supreme court deliberates whether to allow the state’s school voucher program, parents, children, and schools wait in limbo, unsure of what the school year will bring.
Republican lawmakers spent the weekend advancing a $30.1 billion budget plan that holds the line on taxes, but it faces a near-certain veto from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
Los Angeles is planning to crack down on street vendors, as the nanny state strikes another blow against the poor.
we take a look at Lee Siegel’s insulting New York Times op-ed in which the writer congratulated himself for defaulting on his student loans and advised other college graduates to do the same (while acknowledging that if everyone followed his advice, the entire higher education system would come crashing down on itself).
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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.