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Pinellas transit agency proposes property tax hike as ridership plummets

PSTA staff is recommending a hike in the property tax millage rate to 0.75 mills, the maximum allowed by Florida law. The current rate is 0.7305 mills. 384 more words

Public Policy

Voting Rights Restored in Texas and Wisconsin

In a victory for representative democracy in the United States, a federal appeals court in Texas found that the state’s strict voter ID law had a discriminatory impact on African American, Hispanic and poor voters. 293 more words


A Look at the HEQCO Report on Differentiation Part 2: Indicators and Data

By Dan Lang

A previous post discussed how the recent HEQCO report, The Differentiation of the Ontario System: Where we are and where we should go? 1,897 more words

Policy Debate

Ughhhh!!!! Trump- Don't let this happen- please read below.

But his divisive comments are paired with dangerous plans that would not only be harmful to each community, but also to the nation as a whole. 517 more words

Are we asking the right questions about differentiation in Ontario higher education? A look at the HEQCO report (Part 1)

By Dan Lang

When thinking about systems of higher education three books that I often return to are Burton Clark’s The Higher Education System, Diana Crane’s… 1,600 more words

Policy Debate

An argument for medical marijuana

On average, physicians in states where medical marijuana is legal prescribe fewer drugs, especially painkillers, than in other states.   The implication is people who smoke pot have less need for painkillers or other prescription drugs. 57 more words

Public Policy

The Texas State Board of Education: It's Time for Them to Stop

It’s one thing to allow your political ideology to color your perspective on current events. It’s quite another to let that ideology influence you to change historical facts. 750 more words