10 Top Headlines re: Obamacare, this month.

Elephant Journal

10 States with Highest Uninsured Rates are all Run by Republicans: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico. The states with the largest drop in uninsured residents, Kentucky and Arkansas, have embraced the ACA reforms, even though those states are also led by Republicans Last year, 14 states had more than […].

U.S. Supreme Court Considers ALEC Immigration Bill | PR Watch

PR Watch

Supreme Court is hearing arguments challenging Arizonas SB 1070 immigration law. In 2009, this bill was pre-approved by legislators along with corporate lobbyists and special interest representatives at an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) task force before passing the Arizona legislature and being signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, an ALEC alum. After receiving the impramatur of the corporate-funded ALEC, the expanded bill moved in Arizona and other states.

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Scantron 15th Corporation to Dump ALEC | PR Watch

PR Watch

In 2008, FEE and JMI co-hosted a " national summit on education reform " in Florida focused on increased testing, school privatization, and charter schools. Brands, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier, Arizona Public Service, Mars, Wendys, McDonalds, Intuit, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves.

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Weekend Reading 12/14/12

Sightline Daily

Robert Cialdini, professor of marketing and psychology at Arizona State University, gives us 6 shortcuts for winning someone over. Senate around filibuster reform , because it’s a prerequisite for much that needs doing in Washington, DC. This week, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, a leader of reform efforts whom Sightline has been aiding as much as we can, released more details on his reform proposal. Eric: I’m so glad Kevin Drum is around.

ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Breitbart Bloggers | PR Watch

PR Watch

Korb referenced the coalition-building and outreach being spearheaded by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR, another ALEC member ) and asked the bloggers for "any and all institutional support.". Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, McDonalds, Wendys, American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier and Arizona Public Service. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari.

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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to.

PR Watch

In 2008, FEE and JMI co-hosted a " national summit on education reform " in Florida focused on increased testing, school privatization, and charter schools. Brands, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier, Arizona Public Service, Mars, Wendys, McDonalds, Intuit, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves.

Company To Build World’s Largest Solar Field

Eco Friendly Daily

The First Solar company based in Tempe, Arizona currently makes the most solar cells of any other company. China’s National Development and Reform Commission has yet to approve the project, which is part of the reason the agreement is tentative. In addition to that feat, the company may also soon close a deal to build the largest solar field in the world.

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Northwest Knows Best?

Sightline Daily

Denied the power to limit campaign spending by Buckley , reformers have instead tried to limit contributions, so that candidates do not become indebted too heavily to any individual donor, corporation, PAC, or union. In 2006, reformers put before voters a two-part statewide initiative to overrule the court by amending the state constitution and establish contribution limits. Worse, the Supreme Court ruled in Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Research by Jane Harvey.

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Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some of the biggest electricity users in that region are urban water delivery systems — the Central Arizona Project canal delivering water to Phoenix and Tucson, the California State Water Projec t delivering water to Los Angeles and San Diego — as well as huge groundwater pumps that irrigate farms. Water revolts may not lead to democratic reform or lessened corruption, but the people will demand that water is better managed in the future.

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Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

More than 20 years ago, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). The Secretary has issued waivers for wall-related projects in: (1) San Diego in 2005; (2) Southwestern Arizona in 2007; (3) Southeastern Arizona in 2007; (4) Hidalgo Texas in 2008; and (5) various locations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in 2008.

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No Taxation Without (Proportional) Representation!

Sightline Daily

Of these ten, only six—Arizona, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia—use complete “bloc” voting in which all candidates run in a single pool, voters get as many votes as there are seats, and two or more top vote-getters win seats. This reform will help with Hispanic representation on the city council, but the court really slayed the wrong dragon.

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The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

The Green Changemakers

CONTINUE READING CASE STUDY Reflections on Teaching the Course “Curriculum Reform in an Era of Global Warming” By Chet Bowers Chet Bowers case study course pushes the envelope of curriculum reform by challenging our “taken-for-granted” thinking.

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Imagining Ecocities

The Green Changemakers

The issue of optimum or maximum size of an ecocity has hardly been broached because most thinking on ecologically healthy alternative communities has focused on villages and small towns, while people contemplating future cities have generally not dared to believe they could be radically reformed. This architect who is building Arcosanti in Arizona, is promoting the building of whole towns in a single structure or a tightly interlinked cluster of stylistically consistent tall buildings.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

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