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Texas lost Motor Voter registrations, lawsuit claims

By   /  March 24, 2016  /  Accountability, News, North Carolina, Oregon, Politics & Elections, Texas  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Voter registrations of thousands of Texans fell through bureaucratic cracks at the Department of Public Safety, according to a lawsuit filed against the state.

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New report highlights the health of the charter school movement

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, Education Blog, Indiana, Michigan, News, Oregon  /  No Comments

NAPCS Study

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released a follow-up state-by-state look at the health of charter schools, approximately a year and a half after the first, aiming to “provide data about the health of the charter public school movement along 13 indicators of growth, innovation, and quality.” For a state to qualify to be ranked […]

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‘Too low, too slow’: Even state that just raised minimum wage is facing pressure to raise it again

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Economy, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Oregon, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Source: Multistate Association

It took less than a day after Oregon’s governor signed one of the nation’s largest minimum wage hikes into law for activists to complain that it’s not enough – and to begin pushing for further wage mandates to be included on the state’s ballot in November. The newly signed law will raise Oregon’s minimum wage from the current […]

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Climate kids lose in Washington court, but more cases are coming

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Judiciary, National, News, Oregon, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

Elaine Thompson/AP

Eight children who took the state of Washington to court over climate regulations lost their appeal but their lawyer says more cases like theirs are coming.

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Study: Washington state wireless tax, fee rate of 25 percent highest in nation

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Florida, National, News, Oregon, Technology, Washington  /  No Comments

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States have increasingly turned toward the monthly wireless bill as a revenue stream to pay for ballooning public pensions and government services.

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A heavy taxpayer bill for light-rail? Debate continues over cost of commuter lines

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Accountability, California, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, News, North Carolina, Oregon, State Government, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

Photo from the Denver Regional Transportation District website

Light-rail projects are springing up across the country but a recent report from the Cato Institute says, like a lot of transportation projects, they often run way over-budget.

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