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Research group says jobs keep inmates from returning to prison

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Report: Putting released inmates to work would increase public safety and help combat Florida’s over-incarceration problem.

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Published on: July 22, 2016

Want to cut regulations? Cut regulators

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More funding for a regulatory agency, more regulations? Almost always. More regulators, more regulations? Even more like ...
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Published on: July 22, 2016

Ayotte: Patent protection fundamental to small business economy

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New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte has been a consistent defender of intellectual property rights since her election ...
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Published on: July 22, 2016

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Libertarians, law enforcement debate civil asset forfeiture in Mississippi

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Members of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Task Force head from experts, a prosecutor and law enforcement about proposed reforms in Mis ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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Investigators probe mystery votes in Cook’s primary win

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Just one day after a federal appellate court dismissed voter fraud as an “almost nonexistent problem,” Texas is facing a poten ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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Vermont’s revenue forecast downgraded by $28 million

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State economists project that Vermont’s tax revenues will be $28 million lower this fiscal year than originally forecast in Janu ...
Published on: July 22, 2016
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Indiana teachers union uses baseball to entice protesters to anti-ALEC rally

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Indiana State. Rep. David Wolkins, a Republican who represents the Hoosier State’s 18th District, said the union has issued a po ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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Report: Public-private partnerships may be better for broadband deployment

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While the Institute for Local Self-Reliance advocates for cities to break up monopoly control of the local internet marketplace an ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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Illinois diverts federal funds from teachers to pensions

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Illinois’ most impoverished school districts have lost millions of dollars to a scheme intended to shore up the state’s monume ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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One-percenters: Rich EB-5 immigrants get free service at taxpayer expense

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The Obama administration’s fetish for wealthy foreign nationals — expressed through relentless promotion of an immigrant inves ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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D.C. school gains autonomy with localized charter management

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Scholar Academies, which runs schools in D.C., Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J., and soon in Memphis, is dissolving into locally bas ...
Published on: July 21, 2016
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Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again

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Wisconsin is home to 121 craft breweries and over 80 wineries, all of which are being regulated by a three-tier system and “tied ...
Published on: July 19, 2016

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Natural Resources Defense Council perpetuates ‘toxic coal ash’ myth in ad

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As Gov. Pat McCrory mulls over a bill to advance coal ash cleanup in North Carolina, an ad aimed at prompting his veto i ...
Published on: July 12, 2016

Harry Reid blocks vote on Whistleblower Protection Act

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"Senator Reid prefers to play election-year politics, using the finest among us as a political football,” Johnson said ...
Published on: July 14, 2016

Red light cameras, kicking and screaming

Red light cameras are taking a beating in Texas, but don't expect cities to just let go.

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Red light cameras are in trouble in Texas, but don’t expect cities hooked on the revenue they generate to give up with ...
Published on: July 13, 2016

REGULATIONS

Jackson is closer to reforming restrictive taxi ordinance

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While a new ordinance wasn't forthcoming, agreement among Jackson City Council members on a taxi ordinance framework cou ...
Published on: July 19, 2016

Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again

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Wisconsin is home to 121 craft breweries and over 80 wineries, all of which are being regulated by a three-tier system a ...
Published on: July 19, 2016

Nanny State of the Week: Get out of the pool!

NO SWIMMING:

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Vacationers to the picturesque resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, very nearly got a rude surprise from the town governme ...
Published on: July 18, 2016

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Judge extends restraining order for East Detroit Schools

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A judge has extended a restraining order that prevents Gary Jensen from taking control of four East Detroit Public Scho ...
Published on: July 18, 2016

Indianapolis may close low-enrollment high schools

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Indianapolis secondary schools have only half as many students as open seats, and the city is planning to remove middle ...
Published on: July 18, 2016

Number of LA teachers in detention on the rise, as taxpayers foot ‘prohibitively expensive’ bill

Eighteen percent of Pittsburgh teachers were chronically absent last year.

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A year ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District said it was taking steps to reduce the number of teachers relegated ...
Published on: July 18, 2016