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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Abengoa contagion spreads to U.S. biofuel plants, causing layoffs and shutdowns

By   /  December 7, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Kansas, Missouri, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, renewable energy giant Abengoa has thrown the biofuels industry in the U.S. for a loop.

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Kansas City Public Schools to sponsor first charter school

By   /  December 4, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Missouri  /  No Comments

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The Missouri Board of Education this week unanimously approved the first charter school in the Kansas City public school district. The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy will take over an unused school building and in an inner city neighborhood. The school is expected to enroll 180 students next fall in grades K-2, expanding one grade per year until it […]

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Three charts present drama of coal collapse

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Missouri, National, New Mexico, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The coal industry has been hit hard in recent years and a look at the stock market performance of three of its largest companies tells the story.

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Bloomberg’s back, this time with TV ads attacking state AGs on EPA regulation

By   /  November 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, National, News, regulations, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a $10 million campaign against attorneys general who oppose the Clean Power Plan.

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