Memo comparing voucher and public school aid doesn’t tell whole story

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Education, News, State Budgets, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A memo from the LFB requested by Sen. Janet Bewley makes it appear voucher schools are getting more money than public schools.

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All-payer needs to address self-pay and cost-shift problems

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Creators of Vermont’s all-payer model have yet to determine how to budget for self-paying patients who don’t pay.

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Mississippi could challenge decision that prevents state internet sales taxes

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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A proposed Mississippi Department of Revenue rule that would create an internet sales tax could spark a court challenge to a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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Q&A with two of Rutland’s four mayoral candidates

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal government, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Four candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to win the city of Rutland coveted mayor’s seat in next month’s Town Meeting election. Watchdog asked each candidate to participate in a question-and-answer style interview.

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Is opioid abuse an addiction or chronic illness?

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

As drug addiction continues to grow in Vermont, a question remains: is the state’s solution working?

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Wisconsin school choice advocates cheer DeVos confirmation, liberals jeer

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Education, News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I voted against Betsy DeVos’ confirmation because she lacks the public education experience and qualifications for this job,” said Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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