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D.C. charter board closes school for mismanaging taxpayer money

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Thursday to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School after finding the school’s board had mismanaged more than $13 million of public money.

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Supreme Court to rule on employee benefit case with big taxpayer impact

By   /  February 10, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court this week will issue a ruling on a case that could have significant impact on Milwaukee County taxpayers and, ultimately, taxpayers around the state.

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Scott Walker looks to kick ‘government’s hunger to spend’

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In a speech that resonated beyond the boundaries of the Badger State, Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday offered a status report on Wisconsin’s health and a vision of government reform ahead.

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Federal taxpayers help Virginia make $2-million health care advertising push

By   /  January 5, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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In keeping with the giving Christmas spirit, federal taxpayers are pitching in $2 million for a marketing campaign to make sure Virginians eligible for government-subsidized health care know how to enroll.

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Undocumented students in D.C. cost taxpayers millions

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

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By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.- It costs an estimated $86.8 million a year to educate undocumented students in D.C., based on a data analysis by Watchdog.org.
There are about 4,065 undocumented children in D.C., according to 2012 data from the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. With D.C. spending $21,347 per student, the total amount […]

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About 60,000 immigrants in Colorado may benefit from amnesty, but costs are unknown

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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President Obama’s immigration order will likely help about 60,000 illegal immigrants in Colorado.

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