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Utah a cautionary tale for municipal broadband

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler / Tennessee Watchdog A $40 million municipal broadband network in Provo, Utah, iProvo, was designed to lure high-tech companies worth billions. Those companies came to Provo, and the city’s economy is thriving because of it. But these events had nothing to do with municipal broadband, said Brigham Young University economics professor Brennan […]

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Louisiana governor lashes out at voucher supporters

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Education, Louisiana, National, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards went into attack mode after an American Federation for Children ad accused him of flip-flopping on support for the Louisiana Scholarship Program,  and suggested a proposed budget cut is the work of Superintendent of Education John White. The AFC is calling foul. “To be a little tongue in cheek – it’s hard to respond to […]

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Taxpayers subsidize union politics of ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Education, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers uses public employees to do political work.

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Ridesharing petition seeks regulatory rollback

By   /  January 5, 2016  /  Texas, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Austin business and advocacy groups want the City Council to change its mind about ridesharing regulations. Or put it to a citywide vote.

Early results of a petition drive suggest the Austin City Council will be under pressure later this month to roll back its vote requiring drivers for ridesharing companies be fingerprinted or put it to a citywide vote in November.

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Open records, budget issues highlight next legislative session

By   /  January 4, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Colorado, Judiciary, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The Colorado General Assembly will tackle open records changes, the oversight of court-appointed fiduciaries and the budget next session.

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Innovative legal theory confronts endangered ‘bug’

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  Texas, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Tiny and blind, the Bone Cave harvestman has been a formidable challenge to Williamson County

For once, John Yearwood would like the federal government to consider the one endangered species on his ranch nobody ever talks about: his property rights.

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