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GOP crams online charter schools down NC's throat

4 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Mandating a failing system: The state budget that Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law earlier this month includes a provision requiring the State Board of Education to authorize two online charter schools to serve K-12 students by nextShow More Summary

This Is the Best Budget Printer Money Can Buy

A cheap printer isn't that hard to find. But a good cheap printer? That's another story

David Flynn: Do People Really Move Because Of Taxes?

A recent report out by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (available as a pdf here) looks at the connection between state tax rates and migration between states. Or maybe it does not. They find little connection between changes in state tax rates and the migration between states. I am not surprised by the...

Blogging History: Washington's $52.6 billion black budget; US copyright lobby attacks Canadian MPs; DoJ censors Supreme Court ruling

13 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year Washington's $52.6 billion "black budget" exposed: Among the notable revelations in the budget summary: Spending by the CIA has surged past that of every other spy agency, with $14.7 billion in requested funding for 2013. Read the rest

British PM deflects attention from Abbott’s Budget. Raises terror threat alarm

Labor’s Sue Lines on “hyping” of terrorism threats: [The Prime Minister] is just using this as a shield to try and

LAUSD early childhood education gets funding boost

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education budget.

Moving Trucks Spotted Outside Mariah Carey’s Apartment Building – Is This Really The End Of Her Marriage To Nick Cannon?

Although they’ve been living in different spaces for quite some time, it seems that Mariah Carey is really ready to move on with her life. Budget moving trucks were spotted… READ ON

Overzealous police response in Ferguson expected to cost state millions

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It turns out that deploying a militarized police response to protesters is expensive. The state has budgeted $3.455 million this year to pay expenses that any state agency incurred during an emergency declared by the governor, in addition to $4 million for emergency duties of the Missouri National Guard. [...]Show More Summary

A Year After First Peek, Universal Trailers Delayed ‘Seventh Son’

Universal has unveiled a trailer for the Jeff Bridges fantasy film Seventh Son, kicking off a five-month marketing challenge for the long-delayed big budget actioner. The YA book-inspired adventure directed by Sergei Bodrov has beenShow More Summary

Move over deficit fetishists, there's a new Medicare narrative in town

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Deficit fetishists are going to have to change their script, as Medicare is turning out to be better and better news for the economy all the time. The Congressional Budget Office released projections on Wednesday for Medicare spending, and they projected another decline in spending on the program from previous projections. The changes are big. Show More Summary

The Rise and Fall (and Rise and Fall) of Planetary Exploration Funding

NASA has explored the solar system since the 1960s, but it has rarely been the top priority for the space agency. Jason Callahan breaks down how planetary science has been funded over the years within NASA's larger budget.

Welcome to the Era of 'No Strategy' Government

LETTER FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO ITS CITIZENS We have no strategy. None. I know you guys want us to do something about Ukraine, ISIS, immigration, the budget, and many other things but really, we don't have any idea what to do about...Show More Summary

Where foreign students are coming from

Foreign countries are sending tens of thousands of students to American universities every year, propping up school budgets and contributing billions of dollars to the U.S. economy.  And no city sends students to American universities quite like Seoul. The South Korean capital funneled more than 56,000 students into U.S. bachelors, masters, and PhD programs between […]

Dethrone `King Dollar' - NYTimes

... research reveals that what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles. To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar's reserve-currency status.... Show More Summary

The Ten Best Supercars You Can Buy On eBay For Under $50,000

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday. I asked the financially responsibly lot of you about what supercars you would buy on eBay with a maximum budget of $50,000, and you certainly delivered. Here are the cars that are the automotive equivalent of a fine steakhouse, for the price of a value meal. Read more...

Here’s a (slightly) more budget friendly, beautiful connected thermostat

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

Welcome another thermostat to the market with awesome design, connectivity and a pledge toward openness that could win fans. It's also a wee bit cheaper than the Nest. Here’s a (slightly) more budget friendly, beautiful connected thermostat originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Can a National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke?

Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option.

A very Scottish dinner for the Prime Minister

Mr S could not help think that last night’s Scottish CBI dinner looked a little dreary and frankly a bit ‘budget’. The PM was coming to town; could they not… Continue reading The post A very Scottish dinner for the Prime Minister appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Can A National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option. Please understand I'm not suggesting professional...Show More Summary

China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough

In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which collectively managed 1.96 per...Show More Summary

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