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Wisconsin firms serving ‘wealthy lifestyles’ received millions in SBA loans

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A Wisconsin golf course that has filled all of its membership openings for the past three years is getting millions in financial assistance from a government program created to help small businesses expand and survive economic hardships.

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Will new Congress take on ethanol?

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Iowa, Kansas, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The ethanol mandate in the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard has come under fire. Will the new Congress attempt to eliminate it?

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Will crashing oil prices make Russia, Iran and Venezuela more dangerous?

By   /  January 5, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Crashing oil prices have put tremendous economic pressure on Russia, Iran and Venezuela and that has foreign policy analysts worried.

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Student performance in MS stagnant, despite funding changes

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Government Waste, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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With most things in life, spending more money means you get more in return. Government schools might be another matter, as college preparatory test data shows more money doesn’t necessarily buy better student performance in Mississippi.

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Who has the right to rent their home? Minnesota high court will decide

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Local Government, Minnesota, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota cities have circled the wagons in a controversial property rights case pitting municipal authorities against homeowners who are challenging the constitutionality of Winona’s rental ban before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Mankato, Rochester and St. Paul joined the League of Minnesota Cities in urging the state’s top court to uphold Winona’s law allowing no more than 30 percent of homeowners per block to rent their property in the college community.

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Grammy museum in Mississippi gives U.S. taxpayers more blues

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Lobbying, Mississippi, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The Grammy Museum Mississippi received $1.2 million in federal and $6 million in state funds to build an $18 million museum in Cleveland, Miss.

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