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School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Education, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents,” says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.

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400 new jobs, low unemployment bad news for Walker foes

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Candy-maker Haribo plans to spend $242 million building a plant in Kenosha County in an economic development deal expected to create 400 jobs/

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‘Safety valve’ wanted for mandatory-minimum drug law

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The highly-addictive opioids are legal pain medications when prescribed by a doctor, and can leave some people hooked after their prescriptions expire.

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EPA cuts could push environmental activists, regulators to reconsider priorities

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent will force Vermont’s green energy groups to rethink how to tackle Vermont’s various environmental challenges.

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UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Accountability, Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The incident received national attention when Drake Hall Director Jude Legiste fired off a sexually explicit email to nearly 300 students.

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Mississippi closed bridge list filled with discrepancies

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Only half of the bridges on a closed bridge list given to Mississippi legislators were actually closed to traffic.

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