School board member’s anti-voucher meeting teeters on the edge of the law

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Education, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Susan Kaestner

A Rutherford County School Board member will likely break state law if he goes through with a meeting he’s scheduled tomorrow at Blackman High School to warn teachers about school voucher legislation, a Tennessee nonprofit warns.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on motion to reconsider John Doe ruling

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The court announced Tuesday that it will release a per curiam, or unanimous, opinion and two orders related to the John Doe matter on Wednesday.

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Louisiana’s ‘Buddy System’ ain’t over till it’s over

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Louisiana, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments


Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell outsourced legal work to private firms that donated to his campaign, but voters have now booted him from office.

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No $600,000 tax savings for Elmore under school merger with Morristown

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Education, Issues, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Despite months of claims to the contrary, Elmore taxpayers don’t stand to gain a $600,000 property tax savings off the current tax rate by merging school districts with Morristown, the superintendent confirmed to Vermont Watchdog.

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Regulators mull objections over Mississippi Power rate increase

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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Several parties are objecting to a deal that would reduce Mississippi Power rate increases to fund part of the Kemper Project “clean coal” power plant.

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West Virginia right-to-work bill coming in January

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Labor, News, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole expects the state’s lawmakers to vote on a right-to-work bill early in the upcoming legislative session.

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