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The solar industry just scored another big boost from your federal tax dollars. http://ow.ly/NM3ql 
The feds have doled out another $32 million to support a sector propped up with billions while continuing to be fraught with problems and scandal.
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Work a six-figure government job for 42 months, boost your retirement payments by more than 500 percent.

Sounds like an awfully good deal for this state politician. http://ow.ly/NMrcu 
A few Idahoans serve in the Statehouse, then win appointments to high-paying state jobs and bump their pensions thanks to a special loophole.
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How much money does one person need before it becomes a burden and greed and obtaining it leeds to coruption of one's morals and integrity?
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Are D.C. charter schools getting the short end of the stick on real estate? 

Advocates worry that public and charter schools aren't being treated equally. http://ow.ly/NBzGN 
In this city, it’s not uncommon for charter school teachers to gather students in warehouses, or basements, or to combine small spaces for an art room, gymnasium and cafeteria.
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Frustrated by Congress' inaction on NSA monitoring? Here's a look at what states are doing to limit government surveillance. http://ow.ly/NBzf3 
Washington State has banned the warrant-less use of similar technology that allows law enforcement to track cell phones.
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President candidate Bernie Sanders says we should look to Vermont's state-oriented policies as a model for the for the rest of America. http://ow.ly/NymX5 
Bernie Sanders offered his Agenda for America Tuesday in a campaign kickoff, as thousands cheered the politician's Vermont-styled policies for the nation.
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Chris Christie finally released receipts for his state expense account, but two-thirds of those expenses are still unaccounted for. http://ow.ly/NM2rx 
Details of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s $82,000 spending spree at NFL games remain a mystery – despite a release of expense account receipts by the governor’s office. The governor’s office does not have documentation for more than $247,000 in expenses – two-thirds of the $360,000 Christie has spent from his state expense allowance since he took office in 2010, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis.
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Pennsylvania's liquor regulations are stuck in an antiquated government monopoly, but attempts at reform continue to fail. http://ow.ly/NIGEA 
A privatization plan for Pennsylvania's liquor stores would let people buy beer, wine and liquor in one place, but a powerful union has stonewalled it.
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This is what happens when the EPA finds itself stuck between pushing more corn ethanol and pursuing a climate change agenda. http://ow.ly/NIzlC 
The EPA has released new proposals for the Renewable Fuel Standard but it failed to satisfy supporters and critics of biofuels such as corn ethanol.
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This Texas state representative just took a bill designed to impose stricter ethics standards on public officials, and turned it on its head against journalists and citizen activists. http://ow.ly/NBzw1 
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The OPEC honchos appear to be content with current oil production, so don't get your hopes up for another big drop in gas prices. http://ow.ly/NyoRH 
Sorry, even though gas prices nosedived after OPEC met last November don't expect another price drop when the cartel meets June 5.
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Tennessee officials paid a private firm $46,000 to create this simple new state logo, and now critics on social media won't let them hear the end of it. http://ow.ly/NymFV 
Tennessee has eight graphic artists and designers on the state payroll costing taxpayers a year sum of $293,000, state records show, yet state officials still hired a private firm to create a pricey new logo.
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