Widely divergent campus sexual assault bills move forward in two states

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Commentary, Georgia, Maryland  /  No Comments

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Measures in Maryland and Georgia that were thought to be dead are moving forward again, one harmful and one positive.

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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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Georgia bill would offer tax incentives in broadband-ready communities

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Georgia, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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Providers who build or expand networks in broadband-ready communities would be exempt from the state’s sales and use tax on equipment used for the construction as long as minimum download speeds of 10 megabits per second are offered.

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Low-tax economists say taxpayers won major legislative battles in 2016

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Alaska, Budget and Spending, Economy, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Economists for the American Legislative Exchange Council said taxpayers won some significant policy battles — while losing some others — in 2016 legislative sessions.

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New bill would allow Mississippi brewers to sell beer at their breweries

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  Economy, Georgia, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A new law that would allow Mississippi brewers to sell their beer on premises passed a key committee hurdle Tuesday and is headed to the full House for a vote.

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‘Smart cities’ could be next big wireless upgrade – if cities would cooperate

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Economy, Federal government, Georgia, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Smartphones. Smart TVs. Smart watches. And, if the next wave of technological innovation is to be believed, smart cities. That is the premise behind the next wave of wireless deployment. The new technology — “small cells” — would supplement and supplant the giant cell towers that the current network is mostly carried on. But outdated […]

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