Four-year degrees pushed at California community colleges

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  California, Jobs + Growth, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A bill was signed permitting California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in vocational fields which typically only offer associate degrees.

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Democrats’ display at state fair deceive public on teacher pay

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Ethics, North Carolina, State Government, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Democrats at the state fair in North Carolina put up a deceptive poster showing a decline in teacher pay by leaving out the last three years of an upswing.

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan – Part 3: Legislative and legal hurdles

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

MONEY BACK: The IRS continues to improperly grant billions of dollars in tax credits, a new government audit says.

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls Nov. 4 and may very well choose Tom Wolf, a York County businessman, to be their next governor.

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Tobacco commission’s millions go up in smoke

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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More than $5.2 million in “tobacco” grants to Virginia communities have disappeared, leaving some of the state’s most depressed areas deeper in the red.

From July 2007 until October 2014, 22 localities defaulted on Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grants or owe the Virginia Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission money, said Ned Stephenson, the commission’s deputy director.

The county, ironically, is represented by Terry Kilgore, the chairman of the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

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Facing bleak economy, VA millenials want government to do more — and get out of the way

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia Millenials have some interesting ideas and political preferences.

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