Tennessee legislators unveil new strategy to sell public on taxpayer-backed Internet

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Two Tennessee legislators say they’re out to dispel notions taxpayer money props up government owned Internet that competes against private providers, and, even if true, so what, AT&T recently accepted millions in government subsidies.

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TransCanada’s turnabout may force it to pick a new pipeline route

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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TransCanada may not legally be able to have the Nebraska Public Service Commission consider its current route through the state and may have to choose another route entirely.

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PA Auditor General uncovers ‘disturbing’ education policy trends

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


The state’s worst schools are neglected and critical education policies have not been updated for years.

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Wisconsin DPI won’t explain confusion over voucher payments

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DPI’s new system for getting voucher payments to schools was supposed to create efficiency but has created confusion instead.

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Texas charter network boasts 99.9 percent college-going rate

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A charter school network in Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley boasted a 99.9 percent college acceptance rate this year — roughly double the statewide average.

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Taxpayers fund $2.2 million for walking app, studies about UV exposure

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

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National Institutes of Health are providing millions in taxpayer money for studies some believe waste taxpayer cash.

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