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Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state's workforce needs. Katc.com
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Former Gov. McDonnell Free on Bail Pending Appeal
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to report to a federal prison in two weeks, a federal appeals court said Monday, in a move that bodes well for McDonnell's appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges. Governing.com
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Ruling on Veteran Tuition Could Cost Texas Millions
U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. ruled on Monday that the University of Houston could not deny a veteran free tuition benefits granted under the Texas Hazlewood Act because he was a resident of another state when he enrolled in the military. Governing.com
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Gov. Scott to pledge tens of millions for Everglades restoration
MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to dedicate tens of millions to helping the Everglades. Scott is scheduled on Tuesday to announce that he wants to create a source of money for Everglades restoration that would result in $5 billion going to help the famed River of Grass over the next 20 years. Scott will include the proposal in his budget recommendations that he will submit this week to the Florida Legislature. TBO.com
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Hal Heiner officially files for Ky. governor
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hal Heiner said Monday that he has put in the legwork to win the governorship of Kentucky, criss-crossing the state. Courier-Journal
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Fark.com founder Drew Curtis announces bid for Kentucky governor
Drew Curtis, founder of the offbeat news site Fark.com, announced Monday that he’s running for Kentucky governor, entering a highly competitive race as a first-time candidate. The 41-year-old Curtis is part of the Citizen Candidate movement in which members pledge to make “data-driven” choices without party affiliation, which they argue makes them not beholden to special interest money. Fox News
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White House to propose opening waters off Atlantic coast to drilling
The Obama administration today will announce a proposal to open up coastal waters from Virginia to Georgia for oil and gas drilling, according to a person briefed on the plan. The Virginian-Pilot
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Rick Perry Says The Unemployment Rate Is 'Doctored'
After a two-year hiatus from politics, unemployment trutherism made its return to the Republican campaign trail on Monday, making a brief appearance alongside Rick Perry at an Iowa breakfast. According to Bloomberg Politics reporter Dave Weigel, the former Texas governor told a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition that they couldn't trust the official unemployment rate coming out of Washington. Huffington Post
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes
As gas prices continue to fall, some Americans believe that the federal government should raise its gas tax, which has been unchanged at 18.3 cents per gallon since 1993. Yet, despite a clear need to bolster transportation and infrastructure funding, which often comes from taxes on gasoline, Congress appears to have little interest in raising the fuel tax. 247wallst.com
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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

 FEATURE  
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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