Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Virginia State Parks Audit Yields 93 Recommendations
by Super User June 2014
The sheer number of problems uncovered by an audit at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation speaks to an alarming failure in the agency's culture and processes.
IHSA Puts 'Success Factor' Reclassification on Hold
by Mike Clark, Staff Reporter June 2014
The "success factor" has been put on hold. On Monday, the Illinois High School Association board of directors voted to wait until the 2015-16 school year to implement the success factor criteria and changes to the enrollment multiplier waiver for non-boundaried schools.
Opinion: Cobb Board Blocked Braves Stadium Dissent
by Field Searcy; for the AJC June 2014
Recently, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners ratified a series of agreements between the county and the Atlanta Braves obligating Cobb taxpayers with $397 million in revenue bonds. Braves President John Schuerholz has publicly stated this deal would not have been completed if more time had been allowed for public scrutiny.
City's Proposed 5.75 Percent 'Yoga Tax' Gets Political
by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said a plan by mayoral candidate David A. Catania to eliminate the proposed "yoga tax" is a political maneuver and defended picking the taxing option over other proposals because it would not exclusively affect city residents.
UHSAA Okays Success Rate Formula for Reclassification
by James Edward Deseret News June 2014
A year after a sixth classification was introduced to Utah high school football, the Utah High School Activities Association is tweaking how teams are placed in classifications.
Columnist: Tennesee AD Needs to Uphold Standards
by Pam Strickland June 2014
The 28-page report summarizing an investigation into whether the former head of the recently renamed Office of Student Judicial Affairs at the University of Tennessee had inappropriate relationships with apparently long-gone student athletes reads like a Peyton Place-style rumor mill.
McCants Doubles Down on UNC Academic Fraud Claims
by Harold Gutmann June 2014
CHAPEL HILL - Rashad McCants said last week that he didn't attend class, that tutors wrote his papers and that coach Roy Williams was aware of what was happening during his final semester in 2005, when North Carolina won the men's basketball national championship.
Mayor Seeks Release of Angels Stadium Reno Report
by ART MARROQUIN, STAFF WRITER June 2014
Mayor Tom Tait is calling for the public release of a report that details $150 million in needed upgrades at Angel Stadium that are a cornerstone of lease negotiations between the city and the baseball team.
Rec Committee Makes Compromise on 5K, 10K Race Fees
by Rachel Molenda, Staff writer June 2014
Organizations that want to host 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races in Charleston would still have to pay a fee for associated city services under a proposed ordinance, but the Parks and Recreation committee made changes Tuesday that should satisfy the city and organizations, said chairwoman Susie Salisbury.
Should Chiropracters Be Ruling on Athletes' Concussions?
by The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) June 2014
The Ohio legislature has ignored expert medical advice and put children at risk by opening the door for chiropractors to independently clear young athletes to resume play after they've suffered a concussion.