Monthly Archives: June 2013

Public Infrastructure Needs State Support

Roads, bridges, streets, and water, wastewater, and sewer facilities comprise the “public infrastructure” that counties and cities fund and maintain and upon which daily commerce and our standard of living depend. In theory. In reality, counties and cities rely on … Continue reading

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Kemper Plant a Prudent Investment

Rating agencies and regulators expect utility companies to maintain sound risk management and long-term planning strategies. For this reason, electric utilities value diversity in power generation options. “Reliance on one fuel or technology can leave them vulnerable to price and … Continue reading

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Medicaid Funding Is Not the Real Issue

As we take this time between Memorial Day and Independence Day to remember “one nation indivisible” and ponder how to salvage that ideal, issues of the day interrupt. Viewing them through the lens of “we the people” might be enlightening. … Continue reading

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One Nation Indivisible Falling Apart

In between bleeding heart liberals and heartless conservatives abide ordinary Americans with heartfelt concerns about the future of our country. Those of us with deep roots – I am a Mayflower descendant – shudder at the rise of divisive politics … Continue reading

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Move Cautiously on Virtual Teaching

More and more parents choose to home school their children. National statistics show the number of home schooled children grows about seven percent each year. Likewise the number of students in charter schools continues to increase, growing about 12 percent … Continue reading

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