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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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Tennessee telecom group supports bill to allow co-op broadband

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Tennessee Telecommunications Association supports a bill pushed by Gov. Bill Haslam that would help bridge the rural broadband divide through tax credits and allowing electric cooperatives to offer internet and video services.

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Tennessee internet providers wary of bill allowing co-ops to offer broadband

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Municipal Broadband, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“We have other cities in which we want to build in west Tennessee, but now I have to consider whether utility companies are going to be my competitor,” he told Watchdog.org.

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Google Fiber’s Nashville line breaks leave businesses, taxpayers underwater

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Progress, in the form of new fiber-optic networks, is proving temporarily costly to taxpayers due to water-line breaks.

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Tennessee governor pitches plan for grants, tax credits for broadband providers

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s broadband plan would emphasize grants and incentives for private providers, as well as allow electric cooperatives to build networks, over allowing taxpayer-supported municipal networks to expand.

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Changes ahead for Tennessee turnaround district

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Changes are ahead for Tennessee’s Achievement School District as, prompted by a new federal law, the state changes the way low-performing schools are handled. Proposed changes would reduce the flexibility the ASD has in taking over schools, and local districts would have more time to turn schools around before a takeover. The number of schools eligible for […]

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