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Nebraska parents rally for greater input

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Education Blog, Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Parents in Nebraska have banded together in a group, Our Children Our School, to advocate on behalf of children who struggle in traditional learning environments and face the prospect that they may not graduate. These parents want more input in the education their children receive. “I feel it’s important for us to unify the voice of […]

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Left out in the cold, Nebraska parents rally for school choice

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Hundreds gathered on a chilly day at Nebraska’s state Capitol last week to demand more public school options. Nebraska is one of only seven states with no charter schools, no voucher programs and no other taxpayer funded alternative to the public school system. The rally was part of National School Choice Week. View the story and video at Reason.com.    

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Nanny of the week: Towns ban sledding

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

WINTER FUN BANNED: Towns are banning sledding and tobogganing because of fears about lawsuits. There's plenty of blame to go around for this one.

Part 30 of 79 in the series Nanny State of the Week By Eric Boehm | Watchdog. org It’s one of the great joys of childhood — zooming down a snowy hillside in a plastic toboggan, determined to go farther and faster than all your friends. Do you dare to go head-first? Can you find […]

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Five ballot initiatives to watch Tuesday night

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, National, News, Oregon, Pensions, Politics & Elections, South Dakota, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org Sure, the U.S. Senate races and control of Congress will be in the spotlight on all the major cable news networks Tuesday night. In some states — I’m looking at you Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, among others — there will be closely watched races to decide who the next governor will […]

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Ending special tax privileges could save families thousands

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeremy Horpedahl knows most people find the tax code to be complicated, boring and hard to understand. He also knows the tax code is so complicated because it is boring and hard to understand. “Most people don’t have the time or interest to examine the […]

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Oklahoma ranks 11th in corruption

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma ranked as eleventh most corrupt state in new study. Corruption prevailed during era of one-party rule.

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