Education spending in Philadelphia

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Study says more money hasn’t helped Philadelphia schools Martha Woodall, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:07 AM The day after state legislators canceled a vote on a cigarette tax to benefit Philadelphia schools, a Harrisburg think tank released a report that said the additional money the …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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Sometimes, Governors have to recognize their responsibilities to their constituents

The Delaware Liberals are aghast! Markell to Children: Drop Dead Filed in Delaware by El Somnambulo on July 15, 2014 • 61 Comments Don’t look for gimlet-eyed Jack Markell to lift a finger to assist in the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s borders.  Delaware Gov. Markell turned down a request from The US Department of …

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Economics 101: Nothing is free

Sister Toldjah tweeted: RT @TwitchyTeam: ‘Unexpected’: Are Seattle businesses adding a surcharge to pay for the new minimum wage? [pic] http://t.co/M31zHLbRFP — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 6, 2014 Which brings us to this one: What’s wrong with SeaTac’s $15 min wage in 1 photo — Local businesses are now adding 8.25% “living wage surcharge” pic.twitter.com/IMifQRIWhN — …

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Karmic Justice: The National Education Association’s endorsement of Barack Obama and the Democrats is costing teachers jobs!

"@Heritage_Action: N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due To Obamacare -> http://t.co/khrIUJ0zHk #haction" #nced #ncpol — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 25, 2014 But, but, but, I thought that the school districts were primarily run by liberals. And the National Education Association certainly supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns! N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due …

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Economics 101: If you don’t have the money, then you don’t have the money!

Philadelphia is a union town, no doubt about that. The various labor unions control most construction in the city, and virtually all of the city government is unionized. But the unions aren’t very happy right now. At the annual Labor Day parade yesterday, held in the rain, the unions expressed their dissatisfaction with Mayor Michael …

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Economics 101: A bigger story than it seems

It didn’t make the front page of The Wall Street Journal, but your Editor considers this a hugely important story: Detroit Rattles Muni Market Plan to Replace Current Sewer Bonds Raises Concerns Over ‘Safe’ Investments By Mike Cherney, Kelly Nolan and Emily Glazer A fight over bankrupt Detroit’s sewer system threatens to reshape the nation’s …

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Economics 101: Brilliance in #Detroit

From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: New Red Wing Arena Should Be Unaffected by Detroit Bankruptcy By Melvin Bachman As Detroit settles in for a long, tortured trip through bankruptcy court, the public financing deal for a new arena to house the Red Wings will likely skate by intact. “I don’t see this being the death …

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@NCRehabAddict: You have a lot more work to do!

From The Washington Post: After Detroit bankruptcy filing, city retirees on edge as they face pension cuts By Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: July 21 E-mail the writer DETROIT — The battle over the future of Detroit is set to begin this week in federal court, where government leaders will square off against retirees in a colossal …

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Getting what they voted for

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Council passes new AVI tax rate It also voted to add a $2-a-pack cigarette tax but needs approval from the state to levy it. Troy Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 3:01 AM After more than two years of sometimes caustic debate over Mayor Nutter’s property-tax …

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