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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
331 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
331 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
331 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
333 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

It's Not Jolly, It's A Job: You Need More Than A Beard To Be Santa It's Not Jolly, It's A Job: You Need More Than A Beard To Be Santa
Enlarge image i Charity workers dressed as Santa Claus wave to pedestrians in New York. Professional Santas say it's not an easy job, and it's not just as simple as putting on a beard. John Minchillo/AP Charity workers dressed as Santa Claus wave to pedestrians in New York. Professional Santas say it's not an easy job, and it's not just as simple as putting on a beard. John Minchillo/AP WARNING: The following story contains Santa information that may not be suitable for younger listeners. So,...
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334 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/22/2012 2:18:00 AM

Syria Activists: Airstrikes Kills Tens Near Hama Syria Activists: Airstrikes Kills Tens Near Hama
BEIRUT (AP) — Anti-regime activists in Syria say a government airstrike has killed tens of people in a town near the central city of Hama. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "tens of people" were killed in a strike by a fighter jet on Halfaya Sunday. An amateur video released online shows more than a dozen dead or wounded people in the rubble of what an off camera narrator says was a bakery. ...
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334 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/23/2012 9:03:16 AM

U.N. Drops Out Of Polio Vaccinations In Pakistan Following Shootings U.N. Drops Out Of Polio Vaccinations In Pakistan Following Shootings
Enlarge image i Pakistani health workers demonstrate against the slayings of their colleagues on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. Fareed Khan/AP Pakistani health workers demonstrate against the slayings of their colleagues on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. Fareed Khan/AP The World Health Organization says the Pakistani polio vaccination campaign is temporarily suspended because of "multiple attacks" against health workers. At least eight Pakistani health workers were shot to death this week all over Pakistan...
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335 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/20/2012 9:19:00 AM

Armored Backpacks And A Rush On Guns After Conn. Armored Backpacks And A Rush On Guns After Conn.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored backpacks for children and firearms enthusiasts stocking up on assault weapons in anticipation of tighter gun control measures. A spike in gun sales is common after a mass shooting, but the latest rampage has generated record sales in some states, particularly of rifles similar to the AR-15 the gunman used in an attack...
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335 Hits, 6 Comments, Added On 12/19/2012 9:53:44 PM

Obama, Boehner To Meet On 'Fiscal Cliff' Obama, Boehner To Meet On 'Fiscal Cliff'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing for both sides. Republicans still aren't budging on Obama's demands for higher tax rates on upper bracket earners, despite the president's convincing election victory and opinion polls showing support for the idea. Democrats in turn are now resisting steps, such as raising the eligibility age for Medicare, that they were...
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Syrian Islamist Rebels Take Aleppo Infantry Base Syrian Islamist Rebels Take Aleppo Infantry Base
BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamist faction of Syrian rebels captured an infantry base in the northern city of Aleppo, its fighters said Sunday, as forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad advanced on the country's largest city. Also Sunday, Syrian warplanes blasted a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, killing eight people and wounding dozens, activists said. Some Palestinian groups in the Yarmouk camp have been backing Assad's regime. The base was the second major army installation taken by the...
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335 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/16/2012 7:23:19 AM

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