By SPR Staff –
When Congress last December passed the Every Student Succeeds Act– ESSA– it effectively returned significant power back to the states in the field of education. It replaces the No Child Left Behind law, which had been under increasing criticism in recent years from both the political Right and Left. ESSA now allows states and local schools/districts to make more education decisions and requires states to develop plans that address standards/assessments, school and district accountability, as well as assistance for struggling schools and students.read more
By Nick Gass (Politico) –
Hillary Clinton has blown open a 16-point lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, according to the results of the latest Roanoke College poll of likely voters in the battleground state out Tuesday.
By U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Georgia) –
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a dangerous experiment with Part B drug payments. Under the experiment, Medicare payments would be significantly below a physician’s acquisition costs for a drug. This will put patients at risk by potentially forcing them to abandon the best treatments for a cheaper, less effective alternative. Millions of Medicare patients depend on access to lifesaving treatments and this experiment will not only result in negative consequences for treatment, it is also the first step to government price controls.
By Hastings Wyman –
Donald Trump’s presidential prospects took a nosedive after the two major party conventions. He had one disaster after another, plus two or three missed opportunities for each disaster. His poll numbers plummeted, not just nationally, but in virtually all of the swing states, plus in some long-time solid Red states that have now become competitive.
A poll conducted for Fox 5 Atlanta by Opinion Savvy August 16-17 shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied in Georgia. The poll of 730 registered likely voters has a margin of error of 3.6%. *Crosstabs will be posted on our website*
The results from voters who were asked for whom they would vote for president if the election were held today:
Ever since rumors of its arrival began swirling last year, Google Fiber has been a hot topic among tech-savvy Atlantans. Offering superior internet speeds and cheaper prices, the service has struck fear into entrenched internet providers AT&T and Comcast, both of whom have faced criticism for customers over bloated costs and unfair data caps.
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