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The Chattanoogan
Lt. Governor Ramsey Appoints Gardenhire To Higher Education Task Forceof the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, t
Lt. Governor Ramsey Appoints Gardenhire To Higher Education Task Force
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 hours ago
of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Tennessee System and the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis. The task force shall report its findings to the Education Committees of both chambers... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Will cost-benefit test be new tool for abortion foes?judge, Breyer is part of a generation of thinkers who brought the modern, econo
Will cost-benefit test be new tool for abortion foes?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
judge, Breyer is part of a generation of thinkers who brought the modern, economically inflected construct of cost-benefit analysis into American legal thought. With this opinion, that cost-benefit structure becomes part of the jurisprudence of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
UC spent $158,000 on campaign to counter critical state auditaccording to documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee. Dianne Klein, director
UC spent $158,000 on campaign to counter critical state audit
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 hours ago
according to documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee. Dianne Klein, director of media engagement and strategy at UC’s Office of the President, said no state or tuition revenue was used for the campaign. She said it was paid for out of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Who Watches the Watchmen?Parliamentary budget offices are meant to be watchmen that help parliamentarian
Who Watches the Watchmen?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Parliamentary budget offices are meant to be watchmen that help parliamentarians by providing them with solid budget analysis. They are supposed to provide honest budget numbers based on nonpartisan evaluations. To do this they must maintain a... Read more
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Hartford Courant
WCSU Vice President Named Provost For State Systemalso be entitled to the standard benefits package received by state employees,
WCSU Vice President Named Provost For State System
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
also be entitled to the standard benefits package received by state employees, according to an announcement from the CSCU office. Gates assumes the position held now by Estela R. Lopez who is retiring this summer. Lopez, who is also on the State... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints Senator Todd Gardenhire to higher education task forceof the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, t
Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints Senator Todd Gardenhire to higher education task force
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Tennessee System and the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis. The task force will report its findings to the Education Committees of both chambers... Read more
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The Washington Times
Supreme court validates reverse discrimination with University of Texas caseANALYSIS/OPINION: Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United State
Supreme court validates reverse discrimination with University of Texas case
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York’s state assembly. In a 4 to 3 ruling, the Court upheld the... Read more
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The Advocate
Think tanks: Louisiana’s future looks murkythat mostly benefit the wealthiest households and are not found in most other s
Think tanks: Louisiana’s future looks murky
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
that mostly benefit the wealthiest households and are not found in most other states,” Moller wrote in his post-game analysis. “For the first time, in a long time, we now know the means that we are going to have to live within,” Council for... Read more
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The Manila Times
Emergency powers to resurrect ‘dead’ Manilain the adjacent areas. But it cheers us that soon-to-be President Duterte beli
Emergency powers to resurrect ‘dead’ Manila
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
in the adjacent areas. But it cheers us that soon-to-be President Duterte believes, by his own experience, calculation and analysis, that Manila has been slain by the traffic gridlock. And he will end this gridlock to bring back Manila to life. He... Read more
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Philly.com
Kathleen Kane's office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizureHARRISBURG — Somewhere in the bowels of the state attorney general's office nea
Kathleen Kane's office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizure
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
HARRISBURG — Somewhere in the bowels of the state attorney general's office nearly $1.8 million of seized money sat in storage for nearly two years as questions swirled about how it was confiscated. The Morning Call could find no incident reports of... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Business Notes June 26has extensive experience in sales and customer service. Sundberg gains honor
Business Notes June 26
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
has extensive experience in sales and customer service. Sundberg gains honor Dinah Sundberg of the Edina Realty Baxter office was recently named the Minnesota Certified Residential Specialist of the Year by the state's CRS chapter. Sundberg... Read more
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The Advocate
Think tanks: La.’s future looks murkythat mostly benefit the wealthiest households and are not found in most other s
Think tanks: La.’s future looks murky
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
that mostly benefit the wealthiest households and are not found in most other states,” Moller wrote in his post-game analysis. “For the first time, in a long time, we now know the means that we are going to have to live within,” Council for... Read more
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The Morning Call
Kathleen Kane's office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizureHARRISBURG — Somewhere in the bowels of the state attorney general's office nea
Kathleen Kane's office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizure
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
HARRISBURG — Somewhere in the bowels of the state attorney general's office nearly $1.8 million of seized money sat in storage for nearly two years as questions swirled about how it was confiscated. The Morning Call could find no incident reports of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Drug price measure foes lob unsubstantiated claimmeasure would lead to more government bureaucracy and red tape that taxpayers w
Drug price measure foes lob unsubstantiated claim
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
measure would lead to more government bureaucracy and red tape that taxpayers would pay for. Look into the facts yourself.Analysis As the ad correctly claims, the vast majority of California’s 39 million residents would not be covered by the... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Ethics deal: Historic change or missed opportunity?original plan and without some of its headline-grabbing proposals, such as a ca
Ethics deal: Historic change or missed opportunity?
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
original plan and without some of its headline-grabbing proposals, such as a cap on lawmakers’ private income. Cuomo and legislative leaders have painted the ethics plan, which was passed before dawn on June 19, as a win for transparency and... Read more
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Accounting Today
Optimize Your Firm's Tax Research Methodologythe Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court). In addition, at times, you t
Optimize Your Firm's Tax Research Methodology
Accounting Today / Posted 4 days ago
the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court). In addition, at times, you the tax professional may have to consult the legislative history (e.g., the Public Laws and Congressional Committee Reports from the House of Representatives and the... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
New Mexico Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis SalesRoots in Albuquerque did not file a quarterly report.) After crunching them num
New Mexico Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
Roots in Albuquerque did not file a quarterly report.) After crunching them numbers, we built this online database. SFR’s analysis shows that almost 60 percent of New Mexico’s 2016 first quarter 1.2 ton yield was harvested by five... Read more
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The Washington Times
Paul Ryan’s battle planANALYSIS/OPINION: House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a pro-growth, pro-job agend
Paul Ryan’s battle plan
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a pro-growth, pro-job agenda this week that Republicans will run on in the fall to get the American economy moving again. It’s an agenda Donald Trump can and should embrace as his governing... Read more
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NJ.com
Senate committee OKs N.J. welfare grant hikein the coming fiscal year and $27.1 million and $38.6 million in the two subseq
Senate committee OKs N.J. welfare grant hike
NJ.com / Posted 5 days ago
in the coming fiscal year and $27.1 million and $38.6 million in the two subsequent years, according to the bill's fiscal analysis by the Office of Legislative Services. Cost of living increases would accrue after the third year, according to the... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Obama immigration plan all but doomedhim in the presidency may leave the plan abandoned. Given partisan gridlock in
Obama immigration plan all but doomed
SCOTUSblog / Posted 5 days ago
him in the presidency may leave the plan abandoned. Given partisan gridlock in Congress, there is little or no chance of a legislative plan to deal with more than eleven million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S. and facing potential... Read more
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The Moab Times-Independent
Coalition requests federal investigation of Utah funding for Oakland port - A coalition of nine groups including law firms and organizations throughout Utah and the West has formally requested a federal investigation into Utah’s allocation of $53 ...California, deep-water shipping terminal. In a June 20 letter, the coalition as
Coalition requests federal investigation of Utah funding for Oakland port - A coalition of nine groups including law firms and organizations throughout Utah and the West has formally requested a federal investigation into Utah’s allocation of $53 ...
The Moab Times-Independent / Posted 5 days ago
California, deep-water shipping terminal. In a June 20 letter, the coalition asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Office of Natural Resource Revenue Director Gregory Gould and Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall to investigate possible... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J.'s stagnant welfare grants could rise for 1st time since 1987in the coming fiscal year and $27.1 million and $38.6 million in the two subseq
N.J.'s stagnant welfare grants could rise for 1st time since 1987
NJ.com / Posted 5 days ago
in the coming fiscal year and $27.1 million and $38.6 million in the two subsequent years, according to the bill's fiscal analysis by the Office of Legislative Services. Cost of living increases would accrue after the third year, according to the... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Colman report knocks Central Bank in Clico, HCU fiasco: Regulatory control seriously lackingcaused the government to intervene in such large measure. However, he said ther
Colman report knocks Central Bank in Clico, HCU fiasco: Regulatory control seriously lacking
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
caused the government to intervene in such large measure. However, he said there were two matters which needed immediate legislative action. “Firstly, the powers of regulatory control of the insurance industry by the Central Bank are found to be... Read more
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Business Wire
Cross Country Healthcare Replaces Senior Credit Facilityin our goal to deliver superior financial performance and drive shareholder val
Cross Country Healthcare Replaces Senior Credit Facility
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
in our goal to deliver superior financial performance and drive shareholder value,” William J. Burns, Chief Financial Officer said. “Our new Credit Agreement significantly lowers our overall borrowing costs and expands our liquidity, allowing... Read more
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Roll Call
Larry Pressler’s Independent StreakPressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to
Larry Pressler’s Independent Streak
Roll Call / Posted 6 days ago
Pressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to Capitol Hill nearly 20 years after leaving office. Only this time, he decided to try his luck as an independent candidate. Pressler’s comeback bid didn’t take.... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Editorials from around PennsylvaniaHealth will review both the 270-plus comments and the commission's review, and
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Health will review both the 270-plus comments and the commission's review, and respond, probably this fall. And the state legislative health and education committees will conduct their own reviews and revisions. Okay, maybe this lengthy process... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State treasury's profits $42.2M so far in 2016year, Treasurer Dennis Milligan told the Board of Finance on Tuesday. Milligan
State treasury's profits $42.2M so far in 2016
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
year, Treasurer Dennis Milligan told the Board of Finance on Tuesday. Milligan, a Benton Republican who was sworn into office on Jan. 13, 2015, said the increased investment returns are "fantastic" and he thanked the Board of Finance -- led by... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Antivaxers go to Washington to persuade Rep. Jason Chaffetz to investigate the CDCco-author that failed to find a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Grossl
Antivaxers go to Washington to persuade Rep. Jason Chaffetz to investigate the CDC
ScienceBlogs / Posted 6 days ago
co-author that failed to find a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Grossly misusing statistics and doing an incorrect analysis, Hooker claimed to “prove” that the MMR vaccine was associated with a 4-fold increased risk of autism in... Read more
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The New Yorker
The G.O.P. Plan That Turned America RedPlan to Steal America’s Democracy” (Liveright), is a system so rigged that it h
The G.O.P. Plan That Turned America Red
The New Yorker / Posted 6 days ago
Plan to Steal America’s Democracy” (Liveright), is a system so rigged that it hardly matters anymore who’s running for office. Much of “Ratf**ked” is devoted to a Republican scheme optimistically called REDMAP, for Redistricting Majority... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Dearborn native pushes universal care initiative in Coloradoof Okemos, MichUCan generated more than 40,000 signatures and forwarded the res
Dearborn native pushes universal care initiative in Colorado
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 7 days ago
of Okemos, MichUCan generated more than 40,000 signatures and forwarded the resolution to Gov. Jennifer Granholm and legislative leaders. But the initiative didn't get on the ballot and the Legislature didn't act upon it. One reason... Read more
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The News & Observer
School leasing for poor districts prompts warnings from N.C. treasurerdistricts prompts warnings from N.C. treasurer Bill allows more ways for count
School leasing for poor districts prompts warnings from N.C. treasurer
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
districts prompts warnings from N.C. treasurer Bill allows more ways for counties to pay for leased schools Treasurer’s office says the financial risks are too high Districts could use state personnel money saved through consolidation to help... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Divided America:The bill died in committee. So Lopez tried again the next year. And the year a
Divided America:
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
The bill died in committee. So Lopez tried again the next year. And the year after that. Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the House of... Read more
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Daily Press
Virginia Democrats gear up to stop Trumpwho will not be good for this country," Locke, D-Hampton, told a gathering of s
Virginia Democrats gear up to stop Trump
Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
who will not be good for this country," Locke, D-Hampton, told a gathering of some 1,500 Democrats. The chairwoman of the legislative black caucus opened her remarks by quoting a speech Trump gave earlier this month, promising to "rebuild our... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislaturesbill died in committee. So Lopez tried again the next year. And the year after
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislatures
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
bill died in committee. So Lopez tried again the next year. And the year after that. Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. “If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Sadow: Science law prompts 'cottage industry' of liberal hysteria over creationismpast regular session of the Louisiana Legislature was notable for the absence o
Sadow: Science law prompts 'cottage industry' of liberal hysteria over creationism
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
past regular session of the Louisiana Legislature was notable for the absence of a troublesome bill, featured in recent legislative sessions, that dealt with how science is taught in public schools. The bill involves issues that may surface this... Read more
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Island Packet
Vegas cab industry disputes audit suggesting $47M overchargetaxi companies disputes that the industry was overcharging Las Vegas-area custo
Vegas cab industry disputes audit suggesting $47M overcharge
Island Packet / Posted 11 days ago
taxi companies disputes that the industry was overcharging Las Vegas-area customers by more than $47 million a year. The analysis, completed on behalf of the Livery Operators Association by economist Jeremy Aguero and his company Applied... Read more
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The River Reporter
Lamm’s attorney threatens legal action - againof Chestnut Ridge Townhouse Development Dear Chairman Zamonsky and Members of
Lamm’s attorney threatens legal action - again
The River Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
of Chestnut Ridge Townhouse Development Dear Chairman Zamonsky and Members of the Town of Mamakating Planning Board, This office is counsel to Sullivan Farms II, Inc. ("Sullivan Farms"), the owner of the Villages of Chestnut Ridge townhouse... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois borrows millions for construction — at 3.7% interest — despite budget messadvantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full y
Illinois borrows millions for construction — at 3.7% interest — despite budget mess
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 days ago
advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget. Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced the bond sale to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a bidding process that offered Illinois a 3.74 percent... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois borrows $550 million for building despite budget messadvantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full y
Illinois borrows $550 million for building despite budget mess
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 11 days ago
advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget. Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced the bond sale to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a bidding process that offered Illinois a 3.74 percent... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois borrows millions for building despite budget messGov. Bruce Rauner’s office announced the bond sale to Bank of America Merrill L
Illinois borrows millions for building despite budget mess
SaukValley.com / Posted 11 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office announced the bond sale to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a bidding process that offered Illinois a 3.74 percent interest rate – the lowest in Illinois history for similarly situated general obligation bonds, a... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
58 p.m. EDTAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
58 p.m. EDT
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ___ Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 16, 2016share of the U.S. population but remain underrepresented in Congress and most s
June 16, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
share of the U.S. population but remain underrepresented in Congress and most statehouses, according to an Associated Press analysis of demographic data ... The state’s population is 73.8 percent white, but 92 percent of its state legislators are... Read more
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Daily Herald
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislaturesAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislatures
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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ABC News
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities Missing in Many LegislaturesAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities Missing in Many Legislatures
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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Salon.com
Beyond Trump’s threat: The GOP, with help from the left, has been destroying democracy for decadesthe New Republic headline in early June read, but “So far, the heartening answ
Beyond Trump’s threat: The GOP, with help from the left, has been destroying democracy for decades
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
the New Republic headline in early June read, but “So far, the heartening answer is no,” the subhead reassured. The analysis by Salon alum Brian Beutler laid out the case, building on an earlier piece from late March. It is Trump’s threats... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Welcome to Jail Inc: how private companies make money off US prisonsof them paid much more for medical services than the Medicare rates, with some
Welcome to Jail Inc: how private companies make money off US prisons
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 12 days ago
of them paid much more for medical services than the Medicare rates, with some prisons spending as much as 385% more. The office of the inspector general report suggested the bureau of prisons explores “potential legislative changes that could... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDTAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDT
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ___ Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDTAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDT
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ___ Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDTAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
AP Top News at 3:00 a.m. EDT
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ___ Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
00 a.m. EDTAP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in Ame
00 a.m. EDT
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ___ Now, in his fifth year in office, Lopez is gearing up for one more attempt in 2017. "If we had a more diverse (legislature) and more Latinos in the... Read more
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