Feds spending $3 million to study southern cows

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, News, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Southern cows have a tough time producing good milk. The federal government wants to know why, and it’s spending $3 million in taxpayer money to find out.

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

By   /  July 6, 2015  /  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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