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Who are these Koch Brothers and Why haven't I realized they are running the world?

Well, after reading chapter three in Lee Fang’s The Machine, I came to the conclusion that I must have been living my whole life in the dark on another planet. 279 more words

ActWrtMedia15

BREAKING: FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules; Internet is Reclassified as a Utility

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Today, the US Federal Communications Commission voted on a 300+ page document called, “Net Neutrality.” Let’s take a look at what we think we know about it… 463 more words

Government / Politics

Scott Walker: F@&* Puppet of Industry

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Bill

Scott Walker, trying hard to prove that looks do indeed provide a window into the soul, is expected to sign a right-to-work bill that his republican cohorts approved in the Wisconsin Senate.   289 more words

Republicans

Moody's warns that Louisiana higher education can't absorb further cuts; Gov. Bobby taking the state out of state colleges

As our friend and former State Budget Officer Stephen Winham recently said when Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently moved Louisiana’s credit outlook from stable to negative, the bond rating agencies are finally waking up to what the rest of us have seen coming for some time now. 1,471 more words

Governor's Office

Municipal Preemption in the News

As I wrote recently, preemptive laws prohibit municipal governments from enacting particular policies. Preemption in the nineteenth century was extensive, as business interests used state legislatures tilted toward rural interests to thwart the efforts of municipalities to meet public needs through taxation and spending.  782 more words

In The News

Is Politics "History" or is "History" Nothing but Politics?

The legislature had been in session for three weeks before the school funding issue, a truly bi-partisan bill, made it out of committee. Whether it will reach a vote in the full house is another matter. 671 more words

Philadelphia: Charters Losers Can Appeal to State

The rightwing group ALEC has long promoted state charter appeals board so that charters turned down by local boards can appeal to a friendly Governor-appointed state board. 182 more words

Charter Schools