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Funding formula isn’t only measure of K-12 spending in Mississippi

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s education funding formula isn’t the only money being spent by state taxpayers on K-12 education, with other programs outside the formula.

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Tomah VA employee: ‘We have forgotten who we work for’

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

PROBLEMS PERSIST: Sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog that drug problems and  employee apathy continue to dog the Tomah VA Medical Center.

“They took away the ‘Candyman,’ but other providers still are pushing medications. The amount that they are still giving is insane,” the insider said.

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Kemper Project likely to miss December start date

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant won’t meet its December 31 start date, costing the company $250 million in federal tax benefits.

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Trump-DeVos voucher program may face legal, political trouble in Colorado

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the American Federation for Children

It’s no easy feat to implement a voucher system in Colorado. Just ask school choice advocates on the Douglas County school board.

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Desperate Democrats turn to states to salvage climate agenda, but will it work?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

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Finding few friends in the Trump administration, the green army could turn to states, many of which are still working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite the legal turmoil.

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Questions answered about $750k in missing federal stimulus funds

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Questions relating to The Emperor Organization, Inc., a defunct Tallahassee nonprofit that disappeared after being awarded $750,000 in federal Stimulus grants, appear to be resolved.

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