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Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts

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Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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La’Shieka White sued a Missouri school transfer program Wednesday, claiming…

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Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down

By   /  March 10, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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It’s a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. A school transfer program in Missouri – originally intended to end segregation – is now excluding students from attending schools based on the color of their skin. About three weeks ago, La’Shieka White tried to find out whether her son, 9-year-old Edmund Lee Jr., could […]

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States reach for cigarette taxes to ease budgetary worries, but problems loom

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Education, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, Louisiana, Missouri, National, News, State Budgets, State Government, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Old-time cigarette ads tend to give the impression that smoking can cure almost any malady. The tagline on a series of ads in the 1930s told waistline-conscious readers to “reach for a Lucky” when they felt tempted to over-indulge with food or drink, lest they put on extra pounds. A Camel ad from the 1950s […]

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Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016

By   /  January 4, 2016  /  California, Education, Kentucky, Labor, Missouri, National, News, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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American workers are protected from mandatory labor union dues in 25 states, and the number is likely to increase in 2016.

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Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Missouri, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Meet the residents of Pagedale, Missouri, who have been fined and punished by city officials for uncut grass, mismatched curtains and chipped paint. The city could easily be called the Nanny State of the Year.

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