2016 candidates on school choice: The Democrats

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

FAILURE ON THE RISE: More Virginia schools failed to reach "fully accredited" status this year.

Part 1 of 1 in the series Candidates on school choice

As 2016 approaches, voters are considering the issues that matter most to them. For many, they will be looking to see where candidates stand on educational issues such as school choice. In this series, I will be looking at the platform of each candidate and, […]

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Roanoke City Council adopts ‘anti-corruption’ resolution

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Roanoke became the first Virginia city and the eighth locality nationwide to pass a local “anti-corruption” resolution backed by nonprofit Represent.Us.

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NJ corruption case undermines Christie claims as prosecutor

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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On the presidential campaign trail, Chris Christie boasts that he was a no-nonsense prosecutor above politics. But back in New Jersey, his administration has been trying to bury a corruption case involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command.

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Kasich’s debate disaster was a long time coming

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Commentary, National, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential hopes went up in smoke Tuesday, it’s because of a fuse he lit in 2013.

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Five things: GOP candidates promise regulatory reform

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, regulations  /  No Comments

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At the fourth Republican primary debate on Tuesday night, several of the candidates running for president took aim at the regulatory state and promised to make changes.

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Plan to hike sales tax to break Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate under fire

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A plan to break Pennsylvania’s budget impasse would hike the statewide sales tax to the second-highest rate in the U.S., but the proposal might not survive the week.

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