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Mississippi needs tax reform to stay competitive

Mississippi needs tax reform to stay competitive

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog If economic competitiveness among the states is a race, Mississippi is dropping back in the pack and in danger of falling off the lead lap. Mississippi needs tax reform to get ahead. The Rich States, Poor States: American Legislative Exchange Council-Laffer State Economic State Competitiveness Index report was released

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PA cyber charter schools could be funded by state, not districts

Part 96 of 96 in the series Educating America CHARTERS: Cyber charter schools could be funded by state instead of school districts. By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org PHILADELPHIA — Instead of relying on payments from each of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, one state lawmaker says cyber charter schools should be funded directly by the state.

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Police won’t discuss innocent driver flagged by license plate reader error

ALWAYS WATCHING: The Prairie Village Police Department has maintained a vehicle with automatic license plate scanning capabilities since April 2013. By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — The Prairie Village Police Department doesn’t want to talk about the automatic license plate reader error that led to an innocent driver being pulled over by

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Advocacy group: PA colleges discriminate against women’s athletics

By Andrew Staub | Watchdog.org Nine Pennsylvania universities have failed to provide female students with equal athletic opportunities required under Title IX, the Women’s Law Project alleged in a complaint filed Thursday with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Of the 14 schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher

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Subsidized airline blames federal regulations for Mississippi pullout

TARNISHED SILVER: Silver Airways is abandoning several small Mississippi airports despite getting a generous subsidy from the federal government’s Essential Air Service program. The company cites federal regulations as one of the reasons. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog A federally subsidized airline serving several small airports in Mississippi and Alabama blames, in part, the

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Advocacy group: PA colleges discriminate against women’s athletics

By Andrew Staub | Watchdog.org Nine Pennsylvania universities have failed to provide female students with equal athletic opportunities required under Title IX, the Women’s Law Project alleged in a complaint filed Thursday with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Of the 14 schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher

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