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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Bad science guides Novato nannies

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Anti-smoking nannies have pushed their crusade further and further, and in California they’re increasingly reaching into peoples’ lives. Next up? They’re trying to prohibit smoking inside your own home.

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Multiple states ponder turning federal guidance on campus sexual assault into law

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  California, Campus Culture, Connecticut, Education, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Students and faculty in these states need to be aware of what may be coming.

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Los Angeles school board elections yield good news for charters

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  California, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Runoffs will decide if education reformers claim a majority on the LA school board.

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Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overeager California nannies pushed pesticide regs into place to avoid public outcry that might have defeated them.

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California could shed light on groups that determine how much your drugs cost

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Right now they are unchecked and any small step is a step in the right direction,” he said.

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