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4 issues facing the Indianapolis Public School Board

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Indiana  /  No Comments

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With four of seven seats up for election on the Indianapolis Public School Board and incredibly important items coming up in the near future, this is a pivotal election for the district.

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State revenues climb as Scott earns kudos for tax cuts

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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At the same, state economists are predicting four years of state revenue growth.

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Idaho gives corporate welfare another try at Post Falls facility

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Idaho, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

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A business campus in Post Falls will soon experience a taxpayer-funded resurrection. Idaho officials have announced that Orgill Inc. will set down roots in the same space once occupied by Kimball International, which left in 2015. Orgill, one of the world’s largest hardware manufacturers, plans to take control of the space Sept. 1 and hopes […]

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Fed funding for Trinity River project not a done deal

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The rain-swollen Trinity River is seen leading up to the city skyline Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Dallas. Southeast Texas was bracing for heavy rain late Saturday and into Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia combined with a powerful storm system that's been moving across Texas, flooding roads and causing a freight train to derail. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

It came as a surprise to Steve Ellis to hear that U.S. Rep. Kay Granger stood on the precipice of a $525 million federal score for her enduring favorite, the Trinity River Vision project. The surprise was in finding out in a story that included a single quote, second paragraph from the bottom, from Ellis, who is […]

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Kemper Project delayed another month, adds $43 million in costs

By   /  August 9, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant will be delayed until Oct. 31, with $43 million added to the final price tag.

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Puerto Rico’s woes run deeper than PROMESA can cure

By   /  August 4, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government  /  No Comments

TREASURELESS ISLAND: Puerto Rico faces empty coffers, heavy debts, and a dwindling ability to pay.

Years of overspending, poor policy choices and corruption have landed Puerto Rico in debtor’s prison. It may be a shell of its former self by the time it’s let out on parole. Legislation enacted in June tightens the belt somewhat, but does not create the conditions necessary for growth, argue some critics of the measure  — the Puerto […]

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