Teachers union boss loses 40,000 members, gets a raise

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members.

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Internet fact checks contributed to Dems defeat, pundit says

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Elections, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

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A major reason for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s loss – and the defeats of most legislative candidates down the ballot — lies in one simple concept.

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Double-deck buses for Arlington after streetcars fail?

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Local Government, National, Nevada, News, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments

DOUBLE CAPACITY: "The Deuce," one of Las Vegas' fleet of double-decker buses rolls down the Strip, clearing pedestrian bridges with ease.

As die-hard streetcar pushers try to get their derailed project back on track politically, others are moving on with a proposal to bring double-decker buses to Arlington.

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OKC taxpayers fork over millions to retiring city workers

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Finances, News, Oklahoma, Taxes, unions  /  No Comments

Courtesy Oklahoma City Government

In the past five years, Oklahoma City taxpayers have cut checks totaling $20.6 million to retiring city employees for accrued vacation and sick leave, Watchdog.org found through an analysis of city databases.

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Citing tougher scrutiny, Republican upends VA Senate with resignation

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Republican state Sen. John Watkins is retiring after three and a half decades in the General Assembly, throwing the future of party control of the Senate into chaos once more.

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FL scammers accused of taking $25 million from taxpayers

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Florida, New York, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office

Already a hot bed for identity theft, insurance and health care fraud, a South Florida-based scheme allegedly enriched 11 people who used public health services to scam foreign nationals.

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