Watchdog Podcast: California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Alaska, California, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Watchdog Podcast: [Ep 93] California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

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Education week-in-review: Jailing parents and stonewalling a senator

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Washington D.C., where trying to sneak their kids into a better school can land parents in jail, to Milwaukee, where the Justice Department is stonewalling a U.S. senator, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn’t offer

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, investigations, Maine, National, New York, Oregon, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.

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Education week-in-review: A billion short and millions for a union-backed course

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Pennsylvania, where some school districts have missed out on more than $1 billion, to California, where a new course is costing millions, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Ivanpah: On track or way off the mark?

By   /  July 8, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Ivanpah solar facility in the Mojave Desert was built with a $1.6 billion federal loan but questions about its future loom.

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Education week-in-review: questions in the cafeteria and a money mystery

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education Blog, Ethics, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
From Colorado, where a school district won’t say why a cafeteria worker was fired, to Philadelphia, where the city council has no idea how the school district spends its money, it been a generally infuriating week in education news.
Watchdog.org has it covered.
Colorado
What really happened in the cafeteria?
Cherry Creek Schools are refusing […]

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