Alabama governor lays plans for broadband expansion

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“There are two ways he can go with this,” Williams said. “He can go the big government route and spend $300 million to $500 million installing fiberoptic cable, or he can try to encourage the private sector to step in. We’re hoping he takes the minimalist approach as it relates to taxpayers.”

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Former regulator: Kemper Project costs passed on to Alabamians

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Alabama, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Alabama regulator says a recent Alabama Power rate increase might be to help with skyrocketing costs on Mississippi’s Kemper Project power plant.

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Colorado climbs charter school law rankings; Wisconsin, other states make strides

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Alabama, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Indiana, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools considers Colorado’s public charter school law the fifth best in the nation.

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State senator trying again to expand government broadband

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

WHATLEY: Government Internetneeded to fill rural gaps.

“We touch so many areas that are a rock’s throw away that don’t have any options,” Owens said. “It’s not about us going in there and saying we’re going to knock down Charter.”

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Advocates celebrate school choice strides, but note it’s a ‘never-ending battle’

By   /  January 26, 2016  /  Alabama, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“No child in our state should be given an academic death sentence based on where they live.”

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Three-headed cartel adds to the high cost of dying

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The cost of living is always going up, but it’s the cost of dying that no one seems to talk about. Ask Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a Vermont-based organization that favors a more open market for funeral providers and their recently deceased customers. Slocum can tell you that the high […]

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