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Oct 2, 2015

Idaho Department of Education Requests Public Review of State’s Standards

The Idaho Department of Education (IDE) is requesting comments from the public regarding the state’s Common Core math and English standards.

Oct 2, 2015

Vermont’s Small Farmers Face Tough Water Rules, Inspections

Vermont’s approximately 7,000 small farmers will soon be receiving visitors from the state’s Agency for Agriculture on a regular basis as part of the agency’s effort to enforce th

Oct 2, 2015

In The Tank Podcast (ep6): Alcohol Prohibition, Economic Sinkhole States, and Presidential Campaign Blunders

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Oct 1, 2015

The Impact of Soda Sales Taxes on Consumption: Evidence from Scanner Data

This study, written by University of Massachusetts-Amherst researchers Francesca Colantuoni and Christian Rojas , uses empirical brand purchase data in two states to derive how cons

Oct 1, 2015

Why Obamacare's Cost Control Efforts Aren't Working

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