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Reports note Tammy Duckworth coordinated VA’s wasteful ‘Golden Age Games’

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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The agency reportedly spent more than $2.5 million on the 2011 games, held in Duckworth’s childhood state at the posh Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu.

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FCC commissioner says agency can do more to help broadband deployment

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Federal Government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Ajit Pai recently laid out his “digital empowerment agenda,” a guide he hopes Congress, the FCC and state and local governments will use to help bring high-speed internet to those areas that now lack it.

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Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Illinois  /  No Comments

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CTU president Karen Lewis said, “If we cannot reach the agreement by then, we will withhold our labor. It’s time to move this along.”

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Will SEC settlement with KiOR help Mississippi get its money back?

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The former CEO of biofuel maker KiOR was charged by federal regulators with omitting assumptions about the company’s process to convert biomass to fuels.

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Federal report finds Vermont Health Connect violating ACA laws

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A report by the majority staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has found that Vermont Health Connect is in violation of federal law.

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Withdrawal from refugee program won’t stem tide of resettlement in Texas

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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After issuing an ultimatum that went unheeded, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is withdrawing from the federal refugee resettlement program, but that doesn’t mean no more refugees will be coming to the Lone Star State. The state government informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement on Sept. 21 that unless two conditions were […]

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