Liberals’ version of ALEC doing what liberals chastise ALEC for doing

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Imitation – even tinged with a healthy heaping of hypocrisy – is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery.

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North Dakota institute awards two former disgraced state employees

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A North Dakota State University institute has honored a former director who resigned after taking thousands in inappropriate reimbursements.

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Change tests popular high school program for college credits

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Education, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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Concerned educators, legislators and parents predict the policy change will gut a popular program that enables thousands of students in 19 states–24,000 in Minnesota alone—to take college courses free prior to graduation.

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Admissions survey: No, UT, everybody doesn’t do it

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The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

According to the survey published Thursday by Inside Higher Ed, just 11 percent of public university admissions directors agreed that admissions favoritism is “reasonable,” even when done in “moderation” to “promote financial support for my institution.”

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Revolt: Vermont town votes 274-9 against giant wind turbines

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In a stinging rebuke of Vermont’s most prominent wind developer, Irasburg residents packed town hall Thursday night and voted 274-9 against hosting giant wind turbines on a nearby ridgeline in sight of local neighborhoods.

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Study: Public employee unions hurt private-sector workers

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Labor, National, News  /  No Comments


Powerful public-sector unions may be good for government employees, but they’re bad news for private-sector workers. Union bosses point to generous compensation in the highly-unionized public sector as proof unions are good for all workers. But most employers don’t have monopoly power over customers who are forced to pay.

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