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Education week-in-review: Ghost teachers and the ghost of Jim Crow

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From taxpayer-funded ghosts in Philadelphia to a flawed study trying to scare people by invoking the ghost of Jim Crow, it’s been a frighteningly busy week in education.

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You can’t go green without some (taxpayer) green

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Green energy projects in Mississippi might be left high and dry without a proposed net metering rule and generous federal subsidies.

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Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses might be coming to your neighborhood

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses for recovering drug and alcohol addicts, 76 percent of whom have done prison time, are worrying the neighbors in northeast Jackson, Miss.

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Mississippi board rules 89-year-old Edwards doctor can still make house calls

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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An 89-year-old Edwards doctor who was threatened with the loss of his medical license for practicing medicine out of his car will keep his license.

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.

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