Wisconsin in focus: Charter, virtual schools could expand statewide under Senate GOP budget

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Wisconsin State Journal: Charter, virtual schools could expand statewide under Senate GOP budget The number of independent charter and private virtual schools in Wisconsin could expand under the new state budget proposal put forward by Senate Republicans this week. The proposed spending plan authorizes a state charter school office to create charter schools statewide without […]

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Florida in focus: Tampa to discuss raising property tax rate for first time in 29 years

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Tampa Bay Times: Tampa to discuss raising property tax rate for first time in 29 years The last time Tampa raised its property tax rate, the president was George H.W. Bush (the dad) and gasoline cost 97 cents a gallon. Since then, not raising the tax rate has been an article of faith at City […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Budget impasse could impact Pennsylvania’s state universities

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Budget impasse could impact Pennsylvania’s state universities State Senate and House Democratic caucus leaders chided the Republican House leadership late Wednesday over the Commonwealth’s continuing budget impasse and its potential impact on Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities. State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, and Rep. Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, said the University of Pittsburgh, Penn […]

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Colorado in focus: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax

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ABC 7: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax Bicycles and cars have always had to “share the road.” Soon they could have to share the cost of the road in Colorado. A state senator from Grand Junction has thrown his support behind a bicycle tax after Oregon passed one as part of […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Channel 3000: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan The state Assembly’s top Republicans say they agree with most of the Senate’s new budget proposal but will have to review the plan. Senate Republicans introduced their proposal Tuesday as a standoff with their Assembly counterparts over road funding stretches on. It calls for $712 million in […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Rising demand for coal lifts job confidence in Pennsylvania

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The Joplin News: Rising demand for coal lifts job confidence in Pennsylvania Over the decade from 2006 to 2016, coal mining and its support jobs were down 37.6 percent, a drop of more than 3,100 jobs, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provided by Deputy Communications Director Lindsay Bracale. In the […]

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