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Fisker is back, but taxpayer money is not

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Electric car company Fisker is returning to the market but there’s no indication that taxpayers will recoup the $139 million in loans that were lost.

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Cindy Archer: Chisholm’s John Doe was ‘campaign of intimidation’

Wisconsin  |  July 1, 2015

The purpose of the probe was retaliation, Archer’s lawsuit alleges

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Brewing up a veto? Wolf still pondering liquor-privatization bill

Pennsylvania  |  July 2, 2015

Republican lawmakers say privatizing state-owned wine and liquor stores would bring greater consumer convenience. Ultimately, Gov. Tom Wolf must decide.

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Ohio looks to be a pioneer in health care price transparency

Ohio  |  July 2, 2015

Jaw-dropping bills for routine medical care will be a thing of the past for Ohioans if a new state law works as intended.

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FCC commissioner: Internet access not a human right

National  |  July 2, 2015

Internet access is neither a necessity nor a human right, an FCC commissioner said during a recent speech, adding to the debate over the importance of the Internet in people’s lives.


Corrupt city at heart of True Detective is real, but it’s not capitalism at work

National  |  July 2, 2015

The interplay between big business and big government is central to the second season of HBO’s noir cop drama True Detective, but the show’s writers are taking some cheap shots at capitalism, using the story of a fictional city based on the fascinating history of a very real city to do it.

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Audit: D.C. government sloppy with school spending

Education  |  July 2, 2015

The government body in charge of school modernization efforts in Washington, D.C., has done a poor job of managing funds, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor.

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Expanding school choice will benefit public school students

Education  |  July 2, 2015

Expanding Wisconsin’s statewide school voucher program won’t just give parents more educational options, but it will also give public schools the opportunity to increase per-pupil spending.

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Unreleased documentary shows Tennessee officials may have had other choices for new state logo

Tennessee  |  July 1, 2015

An unreleased documentary by the firm behind Tennessee’s logo suggests developing the $46,000 design was a complicated blend of science, art and hard work.


Wisconsin GOP ‘welcomes’ Bernie Sanders with billboards

Wisconsin  |  July 1, 2015

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is offering a big welcome to ultra-liberal presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his Badger State sojourn.

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Decision on EPA case could help Mississippi in the long-term

Energy and Environment  |  July 1, 2015

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an EPA case could have future ramifications for Mississippians with new EPA regulations looming on the horizon.




Jon Stewart obliterates ‘slimy’ Democrats over Gruber

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

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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.