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Pennsylvania prioritizes horse racing subsidies over needy schools

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Erie School District officials say they need $30 million from the state to fund basic school programs and close a budget gap, or the city’s schools could face “devastating” cuts. Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget would allocate $1.5 million toward meeting Erie’s request. But Wolf’s budget also includes $250 million in subsidies for the state’s horse […]

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Published on: February 20, 2017

Nanny State of the Week: The Burbank homes are too darn big

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Burbank is a beautiful place to live, so it's unsurprising that so many have made their homes there. But apparently, the ...
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Published on: February 20, 2017

Task force would seek to remake Florida’s criminal justice system

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Florida’s state lawmakers increasingly are embracing criminal justice reform policies that break with the state’s ...
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Published on: February 17, 2017

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Scott: ‘Housing for All’ plan will strengthen Vermont economy

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Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced a four-fold plan to strengthen the local economy by creating more housing in areas designated ...
Published on: February 17, 2017
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Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students

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“The schoolhouse door is not where to deal with illegal immigration."
Published on: February 17, 2017
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Georgia bill would offer tax incentives in broadband-ready communities

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Providers who build or expand networks in broadband-ready communities would be exempt from the state’s sales and use tax on equi ...
Published on: February 20, 2017

House subcommittee eager to bring in high-performing charter schools

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As representatives from some of the nation’s top-performing charter schools discussed how their programs were successfully closi ...
Published on: February 17, 2017

House Republicans fear ‘stolen election’ coming in Frenier recount

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As the House approved rules for a second recount of a race won by a Republican from Orange County, lawmakers from the Republican c ...
Published on: February 17, 2017
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California could shed light on groups that determine how much your drugs cost

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“Right now they are unchecked and any small step is a step in the right direction,” he said.
Published on: February 17, 2017

Persecuted gold mining hobbyist may be headed for U.S. Supreme Court

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Rinehart’s pastime came to a screeching halt on June 16, 2012 — on Father’s Day. That’s when state authorities literally s ...
Published on: February 17, 2017

Lawmaker: Vermont hospitality industry would suffer from $15 minimum wage

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A lawmaker from Stowe is sending up a warning flare to Vermonters that two minimum wage bills being considered in the state House ...
Published on: February 17, 2017
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Male student sues Allegheny College after ‘false accusation’ of sexual assault

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Even though witnesses said the woman lied, a male student was still expelled.
Published on: February 17, 2017

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Taxpayers on the hook for Madison Women’s March

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Taxpayers of all political persuasions, per usual, will be forced to pick up the tab.
Published on: February 9, 2017

Scott-backed legislation would block local officials from enforcing U.S. immigration law

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Standing with top lawmakers and Vermont's attorney general, Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday introduced legislation prohibiti ...
Published on: February 9, 2017

Small dairy farmer seeks First Amendment protection from state regulators

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Five years ago, the Florida Department of Agriculture turned its regulatory power on a small third-generation dairy farm ...
Published on: February 1, 2017

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