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Outlook: Vermont on the brink of an Affordable Care Act repeal

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

With an Affordable Care Act repeal on the horizon, Vermont’s leaders are trying to predict the future amid changing messages coming from Washington.

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Tomah VA Medical Center’s ‘Candy Man’ stripped of license

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In a deal announced Wednesday, the Department of Safety and Professional Services ordered the mental health professional to permanently surrender his license and registration.

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GAO: Many federal financial books are so sloppy they can’t be audited

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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“It’s a sad state of affairs,” Bergman said. “It comes with the territory when you’ve got a government this big and this complex.”

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10 questions for Betsy DeVos about the mood on campus

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Commentary, Education, Federal Government, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

Betsy DeVos will have her hands full at the Education Department, including promoting free expression and the importance of due process.

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Joy Pullman’s 8 questions for Betsy DeVos

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Education Blog, Federal Government  /  No Comments

With Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Joy Pullman has eight questions she hopes senators ask the nominee. Pullman, author of The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids, wants to know (among other things) if DeVos has any plans to end Common Core. She also asks if […]

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Texas congressman boosts Trump deportation plan

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Doubling down on President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to deport “bad hombres,” a Texas congressman wants to punish countries that refuse to re-admit them.

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