Evan was formerly a Pennsylvania-based education reporter for Watchdog.org.

Taken for a ride? This city’s laws protect taxi monopoly

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Arkansas, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“We have allowed one company to have a monopoly in the city of Little Rock and we’ve essentially said nobody else can have a cab,” City Director Doris Wright said at a public hearing on the matter. “Nobody else can do business but that one company?”

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Pennsylvania e-cigarette tax burns business owners

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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With a new 40 percent tax on their inventories, store owners are worried the state may put them out of business.

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Union moves to limit First Amendment rights of teachers

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The union does not allow religious objectors to appeal how their money is used.

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Auditor general targets Pennsylvania pensions

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  News, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania fiscal watchdog Eugene DePasquale said, “We’re paying them a lot of money. What are we getting in return?”

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Hard up for cash, Erie mulls revoking hospital’s tax-exempt status

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania nonprofits have come under heavy scrutiny while taxpayers are increasingly asked to foot their bills.

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Keystone State bets big on online gambling

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

The state could net more than $100 million from gaming sites, but lawmakers won’t vote on the bill until the fall.

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