After the Texas Legislature’s latest round of funding cuts to higher education, some public universities in the state hope outsourcing some functions will help trim their budgets.
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Members of Occupy Grand Rapids are planning to spend Friday protesting state plans to privatize careworker positions at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Pontiac’s Emergency Manager Lou Schimmel has fired the city’s clerk and attorney and replaced the director of public works with an employee of United Water — the criminally-indicted French water company that has operated the city’s wastewater treatment system since June.
The Michigan Dept. of Corrections has announced plans to close the Mound Correctional Facility in Detroit, lay off 2,000 workers, and privatize medical services throughout the prison system.
MDOC director Dan Heyns acknowledged that the moves are drastic measures that will impact employees, prisoners families, and communities, but More…
In a 200-page complaint filed in federal court Monday, dozens of former government contractors injured in Iraq and Afghanistan accuse their old employers and insurance carriers of blocking or withholding their health benefits.
When the federal government pays contractors to take over work done by public employees it ends up paying more than twice as much, according to a new study by the Project on Government Oversight.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration will not sell five of the state’s prisons as previously intended, the state’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr told reporters on Thursday.
In the often-fractious debate over passing a comprehensive school voucher bill in Pennsylvania, accusations of ulterior motives have been lobbed by supporters and critics of SB 1.
Teachers unions present the idea of using public dollars to pay for a child’s private school education as an effort to privatize primary More…
As part of an effort to fix a $9.5 million budget shortfall the Flint school board is considering bids from companies interested in taking over transportation, building and grounds maintenance, waste removal and pest control.
At a meeting last night school board members signed off on contracts More…
Budget negotiators from the Florida House and Senate agreed to a plan that would privatize state prisons in an 18-county region that includes the southern part of the state — the entire area below a line from Manatee County in the west to Indian River County in the east. More…