Education week-in-review: Killing school choice and crippling a budget

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Florida, where the teachers union is trying to kill school choice, to Philadelphia, where union politics may cripple the school district’s budget, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Florida passes wireless tax cut

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Florida, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

TAPPING TALENT: A U.S. court has ruled that U.S. tech workers can challenge President Obama’s order extending the legal status of foreign employees here.

Florida residents, who pay the fourth-highest wireless tax rate in the country, could see a nearly $20 reduction in their yearly wireless bill starting July 1.

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Black business group blasts the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, National, New York, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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A recent study claims that Hispanics and African-Americans will be disproportionately hurt by the economics of the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan.

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Teachers union vows to fight school choice in Florida, despite judge’s ruling

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Education, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s teachers union has announced it will continue its legal battle against the state’s school choice program, even after a judge threw out its lawsuit last month.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The politics of Medicaid expansion

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Governors, like Rick Scott in Florida, who once opposed the idea of expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, are coming around – enticed by the promise of federal cash flowing to their state budgets.

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A Florida bill would implement online voter registration

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Florida, Voter Registration, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A Florida bill would implement online voter registration, lowering costs, enhancing accuracy, and increasing security; it would not move voting online.

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