Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau

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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On-again, off-again sale of Virginia government broadband to private provider is on-again

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“They did not give us approvals, but they told us we should move forward with the one-stage process,” Paul Elswick said.

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In shooter’s wake, election group blasts ‘open borders voting’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

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An election-integrity group accused the federal government of “an open-borders approach to voting” after learning that a noncitizen charged in a deadly mall shooting cast several ballots since 2014.

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Do we focus too much on teacher quality?

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Education Blog, Virginia  /  No Comments

One of the fathers of education reform says the movement focuses too much on teacher quality.

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VP hopeful Kaine’s wife resigns education position

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Anne Holton, wife of Democrat vice president candidate Tim Kaine, has resigned her position as Virginia’s education secretary.

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