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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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Is the ocean ‘land owned or controlled’ by feds? Antiquities Act lawsuit aims to find out

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal government, Massachusetts, News, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

A lawsuit argues that President Obama’s creation of a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean is beyond the reach of the Antiquities Act.

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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Judge: Male student expelled for sexual assault may have been victim himself

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Massachusetts, News  /  No Comments

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Amherst College expelled a male student even though evidence suggested he may have been the victim of a sexual assault.

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Massachusetts OKs three new charter schools

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Education Blog, Massachusetts  /  No Comments

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Voters’ rejection of a proposal to raise the cap on charter schools hasn’t stopped expansion in the sector.

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How charter school stances could affect Boston mayoral race

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Education Blog, Massachusetts, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Although two leading candidates for mayor of Boston opposed the unsuccessful effort to expand charter schools in Massachusetts, the way they expressed their opposition to Question 2 could play a role in how voters choose between them. City Councilor Tito Jackson, who announced his candidacy Thursday, “was the backbone of the cause,” anti-charter parent Kristin Johnson told the […]

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