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Is Google Fiber getting ‘backdoor corporate welfare?’

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler / Tennessee Watchdog The people behind Google Fiber and its support groups may lobby for municipal broadband, but they ultimately want it to fail, the president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance says. TPA President David Williams says Google already gets corporate welfare costing taxpayers millions. But it wants to take things a […]

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Vermont to raise more than $20M in new revenue from fees

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The House is proposing to raise more than $20 million in new revenue from the fees bill that passed last week on a largely party line vote.

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D.C. charters, traditional public schools emphasize collaboration over competition

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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By Emily Leayman Four staff members of the Washington, D.C., Public Charter School Board reached out to young teachers, school leaders and nonprofits Saturday at Young Education Professionals-D.C.’s annual Policy to Practice Conference. With charters educating 40 percent of D.C. students – 39,000 on 115 campuses – collaboration with agencies, traditional public schools and the community has […]

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Lawmakers to consider fees bill after mid-session break

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The House Ways and Means Committee will continue to consider a draft fees bill based on suggested increases sent by the governor’s office.

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Community Choice Electricity in Contra Costa County a bad choice

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Sometimes government pursues bad ideas. That’s the case with Contra Costa’s interest in Community Choice electricity.

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Lawmaker says he was misled in battle against private Internet providers

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“AT&T has already invested $1 million in Tennessee on wire and wireless services,” Green said. “Why should the government spend millions to stick a fiber in the ground when in the future most of these things will connect wirelessly anyway?”

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