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Re: “Lawyer vows lawsuit on unemployment drug testing bill

Apparently they haven't bothered to look at Florida's expenditures on a similar program. They have spent thousands on drug tests to find a very small percentage of positive tests. They were expecting to have a windfall of money from denied benefits, but alas those seeking welfare weren't all on drugs!!

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Posted by GennX on 01/18/2013 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Court invalidates law considering race in school transfer

Ignore my previous comment, my experiences were pre-NCLB laws & quick googling indicates that similar issues now occur in my former home state. They give priority for transfer to "low income" and "lowest achieving" students from low income families first.

Posted by GennX on 06/09/2012 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Court invalidates law considering race in school transfer

Newer to AR and I didn't realize students could "transfer" between districts. In IL, if you wanted to attend another district there was a tuition/fee involved given that your property taxes were not supporting the district you were choosing to attend. My cousin for example paid to transfer to a district that offered football given that our home district had no team. Athletes also had to sit out a year before playing when transferring.
The school politics are very complex here but apparently so is the history. I look forward to seeing how this all plays out

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Posted by GennX on 06/09/2012 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Dollars drive the Bobby Petrino decision

I wonder how much of that Foundation money comes from requiring football season ticket holders to make mandatory contributions to keep their seats (which started last season). Our charitable donation stash never flowed that way until our hands were forced in order to keep our seats.

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Posted by GennX on 04/08/2012 at 9:14 AM

 

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