The strategy behind opposition to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  Alabama, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, National, New Mexico, News, State Government, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Critics of the Clean Power Plan, finalized by the Obama administration, are fighting a two-pronged battle.

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If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Alabama, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Katherine Green Robertson | Watchdog Opinion
As the debate over Alabama’s General Fund budget shortfall continues, four schools of thought have emerged on how to solve this problem: a) tax increases, b) gambling revenue, c) unearmarking, d) and across-the-board cuts. Each one of these proposals has been deemed the obvious, simple solution to the problem, […]

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Which teachers will go first as schools shrink?

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, California, Education, Education Blog, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, National, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

WILL SMALLER BE BETTER? Fewer students means fewer teachers. How school districts decide to make the cut will determine the quality of education in the years ahead.

Falling birth rates will cut school attendance in the coming years, but just 18 states require that competence be considered when laying off teachers. That means union-crafted seniority rules will drive the process in most districts, further compromising the quality of public education.

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Conservative Alabama news site trolls readers on governor party switch

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.

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Alabama, Mississippi lawmakers score poorly in congressional transparency study

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Zilch. Zip. Nada.

That was the point tally by U.S. House members for both Alabama and Mississippi in a GovTrack.us study of who sponsored or co-sponsored 20 bills in Congress in 2014 designed to increase government transparency.

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In Selma, Obama touts questionable ‘voter suppression’ narrative

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, National, News, Politics & Elections, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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Democrats, who generally fight voter ID laws due to concerns of disenfranchisement of poorer voters, argue the threat of voter fraud is overblown.

Tell that to residents of such cities as Marion and Greensboro, West Alabama municipalities in which such fraud has proved pervasive over the years.

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