Boehner eyes valedictory on voucher program

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio Republican John Boehner hopes to ring the dismissal bell on his speakership by extending the life of the District of Columbia school voucher program he helped create.
“There is only one program in America where the federal government allows parents to choose the best schools for their kids. It is right here in Washington, D.C., and […]

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Study of native-health costs taxpayers $15 million

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Alaska, Colorado, Federal Government, National, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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A Colorado researcher has received nearly $15 million in NIH funding to study the disparities between native people but some think the money could be better used elsewhere.

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Now feds probe VA for new violations in whistleblower smear campaign

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Arizona, Federal Government, Louisiana, National, News  /  No Comments

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Part 17 of 17 in the series Veterans Affairs

First the White House Office of Special Counsel started an investigation into the embattled VA. Now it’s the turn of Health and Human Services for evidence that VA officials repeatedly accessed whistleblower medical records in retaliation — violating HIPAA laws. 
Whistleblower Brandon Coleman was notified Wednesday that the HHS’ […]

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SunEdison: A cloudy picture for another renewable energy company Update 10/9: Another black eye

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Maryland, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Renewable energy company SunEdison is expected to lay off 15 percent of its workforce after its stock price tumbled.

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Union coalition AFL-CIO sinks $44 million into politics

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Labor, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Advocates of mandatory union dues in Missouri and across the country have a deep-pocketed friend in Richard Trumka, president of labor coalition AFL-CIO.

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D.C. regs for personal trainers duplicate what the industry, Internet already provide

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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City councilmembers in Washington, D.C., pushing for the nation’s first licensing and regulatory scheme for personal trainers pitched the idea as a way to protect consumers’ health and safety.

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