Out-of-control federal lending agency harms consumers

Nanny ST8 of the Week: Anti-government messages not allowed on license plates

By   /  July 6, 2015  /  Censorship, Connecticut, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, Pennsylvania, State Government, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

SOME STATES: Some states have strict rules about what can appear on a license plate. Others, like Hawaii, apparently give zero....well, you know.

It’s the NANNY-ST8 for your license plate.

In addition to outright vulgarity and racism, some states prohibit messages viewed as being “anti-government” on vanity license plates.

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Perks of being president: Virginia’s public university leaders get big pay packages

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Running a university with thousands of students and nearly as many demands isn’t an easy job, but with these kinds of paychecks it’s probably worth the trouble.

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Bad for business: Virginia’s tax structure, reliance on D.C. discourages growth

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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In 2011, CNBC ranked Virginia first in the nation for business.

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Education week-in-review: Suing a union and suing a state

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Pennsylvania, where a veteran educator is suing a teachers union for violating her First Amendment rights, to California, where students are suing the state for violating their right to a quality education, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Audit: As the middleman, many state agencies aren’t tracking federal grants

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia does a haphazard job of monitoring federal tax dollars it passes along to local groups, and the state auditor’s office says that needs to change.

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Education week-in-review: Involved parents and parents who vote with their feet

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
From Milwaukee, where parental involvement was honored at a unique ceremony, to Pittsburgh, where parents are voting with their feet on the quality of city schools, it’s been an interesting week in education news.
Watchdog.org has covered it all.
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh schools fail to attract families
Pittsburgh is no longer shedding citizens at the […]

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