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These States Spend The Most On Public School Students
The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students. NCES, an arm of the Department of Education, looked at each state's revenues and expenditures per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools during the 2011-2012 school year. The agency also presented data on school spending and revenues at the level of individual school districts. School revenue is defined as funds from "local, intermediate, state, and federal sources," while school expenditure refers to "all amounts of money paid out by a school system." Huffington Post
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Abuse of Power Case Against Rick Perry Will Continue But New Governor Abbott Doesn’t Like It At All
A Texas judge refused to dismiss the abuse of power case against former governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Rick Perry. Perry’s defense team argued that the the law was unconstitutionally applied and the indictment should therefore be thrown out. The judge’s ruling made three basic points: ijreview.com
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Georgia’s Craft Beer Industry Might Be About To Get Served A Huge Glass Of Freedom
Be it Terrapin or Creature Comforts in Athens, Sweetwater or Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta, there are a multitude of local options in Georgia’s growing craft beer industry for one to consume responsibly. But Georgia’s regulatory machine has been obstructing its path. iijreview.com
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Road Closed: The Uncertain Future of Transportation Funding
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the course of the next few years, Missouri lawmakers are going to have to tackle an increasingly complex problem: funding for the state’s massive road system. But as Republicans campaigning on reducing government spending continue to win elections and Missouri voters continue to reject tax increases for new roads projects, providing new money for MoDOT becomes increasingly murky. The Missouri Times
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Tennessee: Want to grow some hemp - legally?
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says it is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp. In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 916 tasking the department with development of a licensing and inspection program for the production of industrial hemp in Tennessee. As provided in the law, industrial hemp may only be grown as part of a research or pilot project. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Mayor says Cleveland, TN strong, successful in 2014
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A team effort made by government, business and the community at large contributed to making 2014 "a strong and successful year" for Cleveland, Mayor Tom Rowland said. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Seeing green: Georgia reconsiders cannabis oil; marijuana could be big cash crop (interactive)
Gib Jones sees a green-tinted future. To get there, though, he needs help from the Georgia Legislature. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Twitter plans Atlanta expansion, picks Ponce City Market
Twitter is taking flight in Atlanta, with expansion plans that include new offices in a high-profile technology hub. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Citrix to eliminate 900 jobs
Citrix Systems will eliminate 700 full-time and 200 contractor positions, CFO and COO David Henshall said in an earnings call Wednesday. South Florida Business Journal
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Just look around at what's happening in the aerospace industry in the American South. Aerospace is really making a move to become one of the region's top two industry sectors. It’s not there yet, but if large project counts are any indication, aerospace may soon challenge the petrochemicals sector as the second largest industry in the region. Never before has the aerospace industry been so important to the South's economy. Oh, what's the No. 1 industry sector in the South? Automotive is, of course. That industry hasn't been challenged much for 25 years in this region, or since we’ve been counting.

 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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