GAB overhaul would eliminate blank checks on taxypayer dime

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Unlike other state agencies, the GAB doesn’t need to seek approval from the Legislature to fund its secret investigations. It merely needs to present its bills for payment to the DOA.

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D.C.’s bikes-for-tykes may shortchange charter school kids

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education  /  No Comments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education reformers in the nation’s capital are already suing the District for shortchanging kids in charter schools. And as that case moves through the courts, there’s new evidence to support the complaint – evidence rolling in on two wheels.
With the help of the district’s transportation department, the D.C. school district will spend an […]

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Vermont attorney general bucks New Hampshire, defends Planned Parenthood funds

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“Given the strong support for women’s constitutional rights to reproductive freedoms in Vermont, I believe any significant reduction in support for Planned Parenthood in our state is unlikely.”

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Charter schools could be the answer to universal preschool programs, experts say

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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In Washington, D.C., charter and traditional public schools have offered early childhood education for years, and it’s a system that’s encouraged a lot of innovation, said Sara Mead, a Bellwether Education Partner who serves on the board of the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

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Hillary Clinton drunk on corporate welfare

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Hillary Clinton sure loves her New York wine.

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Rough road ahead for fiscal conservatives in transportation battle

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We find the level of transportation bonding in the Governor’s budget proposal to be untenable,” the lawmakers’ letter asserts.

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