Should Non-Residents Pay More to Use City Fields, Parks?
by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The city is considering quadrupling the fee it charges out-of-town youths to play in its sports programs -- a move that has organizers alarmed at its potential to price many youths out of participating.
Va. Beach Officials Face Clearer Arena Costs, Concerns
by ROGER CHESLEY July 2014
Officials this week told the council the privately financed, $200 million arena would need $52.7 million to nearly $79 million to improve infrastructure at and around the facility. The higher total includes money for streetscapes and intersection work - something the city should do for ease of movement and aesthetics.
School Board Member Decries Costs of VHSL Realignment
by Mike Connors July 2014
Chesapeake School Board member Tom Mercer voiced displeasure Monday night with recent alignment plans of the Virginia High School League, which oversees interscholastic sports in the state.
Parents Hope to Save Middle School Sports Programs
by Donna Boynton, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF July 2014
While students may be enjoying the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of parents is hard at work trying to restore programs that were cut when the school district failed to secure funding through a Proposition 2½ override earlier this year.
Cobb Residents Assail $397M in Braves Stadium Bonds
by Tim Tucker; Staff July 2014
About a dozen Cobb County residents sought to block the public financing plan for the new Braves stadium in a court hearing Monday on the county's intention to issue up to $397 million in bonds for the project.
Arizona High Schools Face Postseason Participation Fees
by Rexford Sheild July 2014
The price of success is oftentimes categorized by hard work, but high school athletic departments and their athletes in Arizona will soon have to rethink this ideology. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) will enforce teams to pay a fee if they are a participant in postseason play. The new fee is slated to kick in this fall.
Understanding Bids and Specs: Get the Best Value When Building
by Ralph Agostinelli July 2014
Few goods come with a set price. Vendors and manufacturers will give you a price — but how do you know that it's their best price?
Kansas Senate Approves Tax Break for Health Clubs
by Emily Attwood April 2014
After a long and heated debate, the Kansas Senate approved a bill on Friday exempting for-profit health clubs from paying property taxes on the premise that such businesses face unfair competition from nonprofits such as the YMCA.
Blog: Contract at Your Own Risk
by Ralph Agostinelli March 2014
Online continuing education courses have become a regular part of my life thanks in part to the New Jersey legislature, which passed a law setting down ongoing professional competency requirements for professional engineers licensed there. Recently, I took a course on change orders — work that is added to or deleted from the original scope of a contract — the gist of which seemed to be, “How to make sure you [that is, engineers] don’t get hit with a claim for negligence because you didn’t design something properly.”
Sorting Out the Mess at Grambling State
by Michael Gaio October 2013
In a weekend full of upsets and big games, perhaps no score stands out more from Saturday's college football slate than Grambling State's 1-0 loss. Grambling State officially forfeited, a majority of its players refusing to travel to Jackson State.