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In op-ed, Jeb Bush says raising education standards is the key to improving Baltimore

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Jeb Bush says the key to lifting Baltimore from its decades-long torpor is the type of education reform that he practiced here in Florida when he was governor from 1998-2006. In an op-ed in today’s Chicago Tribune, he starts out by using the same language other conservatives have said over the past two weeks, and longer — that the War on Poverty has been a failure, representing a “broken promise.” In terms of solutions, the ex-governor says that the best anti-poverty…

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Jeb Bush on Baltimore police charges: ‘The process works’

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that he trusts the legal process that resulted in charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of a man from injuries sustained while in police custody. But a president, said the likely 2016 Republican candidate, could do more to address rising anger toward police in poor neighborhoods. “I think we need, as a nation, to have a conversation about why is it that we’re creating these big pockets of poverty,” he said.…

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KPMG: St. Petersburg a ‘Best City for Business’

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A new KPMG study, released on April 30, 2010, cites low labor costs, leasing prices, real estate, and sales tax as favorable factors for making St. Petersburg’s MSA (metropolitan  statistical area) the most cost effective place to do business, as compared to 22 U.S. regions with populations of two million or more. The Competitive Alternatives study, by KPMG, measured 26 cost factors including labor, taxes, real estate, and utilities over a 10-year period. Companies can use the study to compare…

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KPMG: St. Petersburg a ‘Best City for Business’

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A new KPMG study, released on April 30, 2010, sites low labor costs, leasing prices, real estate, and sales tax as favorable factors for making St. Petersburg’s MSA (metropolitan  statistical area) the most cost effective place to do business, as compared to 22 U.S. regions with populations of two million or more. The Competitive Alternatives study, by KPMG, measured 26 cost factors including labor, taxes, real estate, and utilities over a 10-year period. Companies can use the study to compare…

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