Does DHS have a plan to track children illegally crossing the border?

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Immigration, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

INVERTIR: Las empresas pueden aplicar para recibir millones de dólares en inversiones de personas que deseen trasladarse a los estados unidos.

The immigration crisis, now subject to election-year political posturing, is inspiring members of the private sector to act where government is failing.

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NC State rejects public records requests, cites professors’ ‘private’ work

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, North Carolina, Open Records  /  No Comments

SECRET: Robert Handfield's NCSU emails won't be made public.

North Carolina State University officials denied two requests for public records about work performed by professors, claiming state law allows them to withhold the documents because the employees’ work was conducted in their roles as private consultants.

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McAuliffe makes time for fundraisers, but not to respond on immigration

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, Open Records, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has yet to respond to any questions as to how he’ll address the border crisis that’s affecting Virginia. He has too many things on his plate.

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Unemployment numbers in Virginia paint an inaccurate picture

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia’s unemployment rate increased for the second month in a row in June, but while the numbers may be cause for concern, one economist says there’s more to the story.

Virginia’s jobless rate stood at 5.3 percent in June, the Virginia Employment Commission reported last week, up from 5.1 percent in May. Virginia is one of only 14 states in which unemployment rose in June, while the rate declined in 22 others. It stayed the same in the remaining 14 states.

But Keith Hall, a senior research fellow at George Mason’s Mercatus Center in Fairfax, said the numbers reported by the Virginia Employment Commission reported are not a good indicator of the real economic situation. That’s because there’s such a high margin of error in the state rate — one percent, versus one-fifth of one percent for national unemployment numbers, Hall said.

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Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since ’13

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.

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Court ruling clears way for charter schools to expand

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Education, Judiciary, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A Commonwealth Court ruling on Tuesday paves the way for charter schools outside Philadelphia to expand their operations and take on more students.

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