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Progressives say two-party system forces them to run as ‘fusion’ candidates

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Progressives running as multi-party candidates say they are reacting to the dominant two-party system, but some rivals say the tactic is unfair and unethical.

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Nearly half of Mississippi legislators get top grade on pro-business votes

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi legislators were graded by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee on their votes on key business-related issues.

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Chicago rewriting Airbnb rules in advance of City Council vote

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Illinois, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Airbnb hosts in Chicago say they don’t know what to expect when the city council votes Tuesday on new regulations for short-term online rentals

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Coalition picks top D.C. education issues for fall elections

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Some Illinois voters reported hiccups at their polling places on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Classes ended for most D.C. schools on Friday, but students, parents, teachers and advocates were back in the classroom the next day to talk about what comes  next. In preparation for fall elections for the D.C. Council and Board of Education, the D.C. Education Coalition for Change held a workshop at Excel Academy Public Charter School on Saturday to […]

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Group grades Mississippi legislators on support for school choice

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

MAJORITY: More than 70 percent of registered voters in a recent poll conducted by Empower Mississippi.

Empower Mississippi handed out letter grades to every state legislator Thursday on their level of support for several key bills regarding school choice.

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Gun-control talk guarantees loss for Vermont candidates, say gun-rights advocates

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gun-rights advocates in Vermont say the push for gun control following the Orlando terrorist attack will ensure losses for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in the November election.

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