D.C. mayor blocks building funds for charter schools

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser froze $4 million in building funds meant for two charter schools, despite the D.C. Council and former Mayor Vincent Gray promising the money last year.

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Ohio budget bill ends union Project Labor Agreements in bidding process

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio House passed the annual biennial budget bill but included a provision unions opposed: the end of project labor agreements in the bidding process.

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Bill to reform secretive agency behind Operation Choke Point passes U.S. House

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  National, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Critics of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the secretive, Obama administration-created agency that oversees the U.S. Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point, won a small but key victory this week.

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Man bites dog: Politicians vote against spending public money on soccer stadium

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Issues, Minnesota, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Here’s a story that doesn’t often get written: Politicians in Minnesota voted against spending public money on a new stadium.

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Burlington resident says neighborhood against EPA-backed bike lanes

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Government Waste, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A resident of Burlington’s New North End claims her neighborhood overwhelmingly opposes adding EPA-backed bike lanes on North Avenue. And she has the petitions to prove it.

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Injunction ‘takes the teeth out of’ union’s attempt to organize PA home-care workers

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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An attempt to organize home-care workers across Pennsylvania hit a speed bump Thursday when a Commonwealth Court judge issued an order that would bar a union — if chosen to represent the workers — from coming to any terms with Gov. Tom Wolf.

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