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Rutland mayoral candidates talk refugees, taxes in on-air debate

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Rutland’s four mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday in a live radio debate, and the on-air clashes offered insights into how the city might change under new management.

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Why don’t we do it in the road? Because we might get arrested

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  First Amendment, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Protesters blocking traffic? Not in my state. Cross the line from the sidewalk to the street without a permit and protesters could have big problems.

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Report: Kemper Project is more economical to run on natural gas

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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It might be cheaper to run the Kemper Project clean coal power plant’s turbines on natural gas, but Mississippi Power wants customers to pay most of the cost for the coal gasification part of the plant.

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New DOT secretary dealing with trust deficit more than budget ‘shortfall’

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  News, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“How is it if we’re going to build confidence with you as an agency and miss $550 million in a report?” Ross asked lawmakers.

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DeVos to college conservatives: ‘Don’t shut up’

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, Education Blog, First Amendment, News  /  No Comments

Betsy DeVos mentioned free speech concerns at CPAC.

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All-payer needs to address self-pay and cost-shift problems

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Creators of the all-payer model have yet to determine how to budget for self-paying patients who cause millions in losses by not paying their bills.

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