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Watered-down Virginia bill no longer limits government broadband growth

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“Taxpayers need oversight of these projects and we need answers,” he told Watchdog.org. “When you have watered-down bills like this you don’t get the oversight to make sure taxpayers dollars aren’t wasted.”

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Kaine gets it wrong on school choice and Virginia’s past

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Education Blog, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Christian Schneider, a member of USA Today‘s Board of Contributors and a columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, took Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to task for trying to tie school choice programs to his state’s sorry history of massive resistance to school desegregation. “When African-American leaders like Howard Fuller and Wisconsin state Rep. Annette “Polly” Williams […]

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Little data to support contention that sanctuary-city policies help police

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Federal government, Immigration, News, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The oft-repeated claim that local enforcement of immigration law scares witnesses from reporting crime turns out to be an urban legend. In fact, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement allows fast-track visa approval for victims and witnesses of crimes.

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Virginia bill would require cities to show need before building broadband networks

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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A bill under consideration in the Virginia Legislature would require municipalities to show strong need before building taxpayer-supported broadband networks.

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New York Law School: Government broadband a taxpayer sinkhole

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  National, News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Despite the “very poor (and expensive) track record of GONs, a seemingly ever-changing narrative about the perceived viability of municipal broadband has succeeded in gaining some legitimacy — a fact evidenced by the FCC’s efforts and related federal initiatives,” the report stated.

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Virginia Beach the best for vaping

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Arizona, California, Health Care, Minnesota, New Mexico, News, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Albuquerque. Phoenix. Tucson. Mesa. Virginia Beach. All terrific vacation spots. And also great for vaping. A new report by the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market think tank, ranked 52 cities on their regulatory environment for vaping, with Virginia’s largest city coming out on top with a grade of A+. The three Arizona cities […]

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