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Regulations create wide-ranging costs for coal-ash cleanups

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Georgia, News, North Carolina, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

THE SPILL LIVES ON: Some 40 homes were destroyed by a 1.1 billion-gallon spill of coal ash into the Emory River in Tennessee in 2008. Since then, the EPA and some states have enacted strict coal ash regulations that will cost power customers billions of dollars.

Power companies and their customers are spending billions to meet state and federal coal ash cleanup standards. But as ratepayers will soon find out, some coal regulations are more costly than others.

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This city’s leaders look to build a broadband network even as Comcast expands

By   /  June 9, 2016  /  Georgia, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“If they really think they’re going to get better service from the government they’re crazy.”

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High school students earn free college credits

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Georgia  /  No Comments

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The Move on When Ready program in Georgia is a statewide dual-enrollment program that covers all expenses for high school students taking college courses.

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Georgia GOP voters emphatically want more school choice

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Education, Georgia, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

LOSING CHOICE: School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and people need to understand the law before it’s too late.

Despite its appearance near the bottom of the ballot, 75 percent of Georgia GOP primary voters this week supported additional school choice options when voting on a non-binding ballot question. More Republicans answered the ballot question than cast votes in the U.S. Senate race, which was placed at the top of the ballot. There is an open voting […]

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AJC columnist: Send Republicans a message on school choice

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Education Blog, Georgia  /  No Comments

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Kyle Wingfield urges Georgia voters to “send a message” about school choice to the state’s Republican hierarchy by voting in the state primary May 24 for a ballot question that would “empower parents with the right to use the tax dollars allocated for the education of their children, allowing them the […]

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Public-private broadband program for low-income families expands

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Several broadband providers are working with the federal government on the initiative, but Cox will be the first to extend the discount to its entire coverage area.

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