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A legislative roundup of school choice proposals

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Education Blog, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas  /  No Comments

Education Week reports on the wide range of states that are considering expanding school choice.

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Low-tax economists say taxpayers won major legislative battles in 2016

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Alaska, Budget and Spending, Economy, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Economists for the American Legislative Exchange Council said taxpayers won some significant policy battles — while losing some others — in 2016 legislative sessions.

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Missouri becomes 28th right-to-work state

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Labor, Missouri, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation Thursday, making the state the 28th to enact laws that prevent workers from having to join a union to get or keep a job. The Republican, who took office last month, had pledged to sign right-to-work as a campaign promise. His predecessor, Democrat Jay Nixon, vetoed a bill […]

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Missouri right-to-work bill awaits governor’s signature

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Jobs + Growth, Labor, Missouri, News  /  No Comments

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“We aren’t just fighting for more jobs. We are fighting just to be on the list of consideration.”

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Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  Economy, Kentucky, Labor, Missouri, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re pretty confident this year,” Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work Committee, told Watchdog.org. “I do expect it to pass.”

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School choice on center stage in a handful of states in 2017

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Texas  /  No Comments

The American Federation for Children says the key states to watch for school choice legislation in 2017 are Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Texas could also be a candidate, Rayanne Matlock of Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Examiner, quoting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as saying he “would be interested in signing the most pro-school choice law […]

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