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Johnny Kampis is a content editor and staff writer at Watchdog.org. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com, FoxNews.com and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A former semi-professional poker player, Kampis is writing a book documenting the poker scene at the 2016 World Series of Poker, a decade after the peak of the poker boom. You can follow him on Twitter @TuscaloosaJohn or reach him via email at [email protected]

Project grades states on health care accessibility

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Health Care, National, News  /  No Comments

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“Who may practice medicine? Which services can nurses provide? Who can own a medical practice? What constitutes malpractice? Can doctors and patients interact via remote video technology? Can new hospitals freely challenge existing institutions? The way states answer these questions has an enormous effect on the cost and quality of health care,” Graboyes wrote.

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Trump-DeVos voucher program may face legal, political trouble in Colorado

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

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It’s no easy feat to implement a voucher system in Colorado. Just ask school choice advocates on the Douglas County school board.

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Desperate Democrats turn to states to salvage climate agenda, but will it work?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

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Finding few friends in the Trump administration, the green army could turn to states, many of which are still working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite the legal turmoil.

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AT&T opts out of FCC’s Lifeline broadband subsidies; other providers likely to follow

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“In the interim, service providers are left carrying the same administrative load and compliance risks they had before the reform,” she wrote.

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Study: Lack of competition, barriers to entry result in higher broadband rates

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Alabama, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Combined, these barriers potentially give incumbent providers market power, and may allow them to charge prices that exceed those that would be charged in a fully competitive marketplace,” Mahoney and Rafert write.

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Broadband consultants collect hefty fees as they push taxpayer-supported networks

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“They already want to create a government-owned network,” said David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, “they’re just looking for confirmation.”

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