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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

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Critics citing IDEA swing and miss at charter schools

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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The anti-charter crowd’s latest narrative — that charter schools are bad for kids with disabilities — is “revisionist history that leaves out half the story.”

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Competing Mississippi ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills have key differences

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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There are differences between a pair of Blue Lives Matter bills in the Mississippi Legislature, the key one being the Senate version adds first responders to the state’s hate crime law.

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Court ruling endangers Louisiana charter schools

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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A state appeals court ruling has put funding at risk for more than 30 of Louisiana’s 148 charter schools. AP reports that those schools’ were funded via a formula that distributes money to local districts. Earlier this week the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal said it was a violation of the state constitution to […]

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Two New Orleans schools lose their charters

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has pulled the charters of two New Orleans schools and approved or extended nine others.

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