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In bondage to City Hall, Express-News blathers about parks

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Commentary, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Five months ahead of the vote, San Antonio’s daily newspaper is already plumping for an $850 million city bond. The record municipal spending package isn’t finalized, but that’s not stopping the Express-News.

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What the Journal Sentinel left out of its ‘hit job’ on Sheriff Clarke

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Health Care, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This has everything to do with politics and my support of Donald Trump,” the sheriff said. “These people are invested in bringing me down.”

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Arlington plays the stadium game with fear and arrogance

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

For the third time in 25 years, Arlington wants to hit up taxpayers for a new stadium.

It’s that Bart Giamatti time of year. Baseball, the late commissioner and professor Renaissance literature, famously observed, “is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it […]

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Beach balls and baked goods: How an Idaho college spent taxpayer cash to market its bond issue

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Education, Idaho, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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  The College of Western Idaho spent thousands of dollars on baked goods, beach balls, pizza and high-priced consultants as part of a $370,000 marketing blitz. Records delivered to IdahoReporter.com on Thursday reveal how the Nampa college spent taxpayer money to build the growing college’s brand in the Treasure Valley. CWI trustees authorized the six-figure […]

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School choice a path to victory in Florida legislative elections

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Education, Florida, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Less than two weeks before Election Day, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told Politico that the 2016 contest could be “a transformational election for the state Legislature in Florida.” Weingarten proved a prophet. But not quite in the way she envisioned. Hoping for an electoral mandate that would create a “pro-public education caucus,” Florida’s […]

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Dispatches from Recount Land

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyers filed an objection to Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan.

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