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Detroit students travel great distances for great schools

By   /  April 8, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Michigan  /  No Comments

Detroit School Demolitions

“Everything I do is to make things better for him,” one parent said of her son. “I told him, ‘We’re going through these extra steps and it’s a lot to get you to school, but if this is going to help better prepare you, not only for high school and for college, but for life, then it’s what we’re going to do.’”

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Costly road project a model for even costlier San Antonio bond package

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Few residents know about Hausman Road, let alone drive it. But the ballooning cost has put it — and an upcoming San Antonio bond issue — on the map for city taxpayers.

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Mississippi Legislature ponders gas tax compromise

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

The Mississippi House has until Tuesday to reach a possible compromise with a gas tax increase coupled with other tax code changes.

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One option to hike gas tax remains alive in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 17, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

One gas tax increase bill is still alive in the Mississippi Legislature after two others were defeated before Wednesday’s deadline.

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One gasoline tax increase bill dies, but others loom

By   /  March 16, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

One gasoline tax increase bill in the Mississippi Senate is dead, but others are still alive as the Legislature approaches a Wednesday deadline.

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Specter of debt dogs city’s streetcar vision

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Photo by Kenric Ward

A new push for streetcars in San Antonio is getting pushback from a broad coalition of transit experts and civic activists who derailed an earlier venture.

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