Bill Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C., a member of the UNC Board of Governors, former state representative and Republican candidate for state treasurer in 2008, has an interesting idea. He wants foreign students to pay higher tuition than the current out-of-state rates.
In an early internal investigation report released early Wednesday, BP Plc deflected blame for the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent massive oil spill, saying that “a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties,” including BP, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co., led to the incident. Read more: BP continues blame game in oil spill investigation report – Houston Business Journal
Good health and relatively-low unemployment has placed Austin the fourth least stressed city in the U.S., a Portfolio.com study reported Tuesday. Read more: Report: Austin among least stressed in U.S. – Austin Business Journal
Tennessee benefited from $391 million in homebuyer tax credits, a Government Accountability Office report said. Read more: Homebuyer tax credits totaled $391M in Tennessee – Memphis Business Journal
Kenneth Feinberg controls British Petroleum’s $20 billion escrow fund for the benefit of oil spill victims and his appointment to that post was for the express purpose of expediting payments and avoiding needless protracted litigation. Read more from the Hattiesburg American.
A Florida teachers union is trying to block a ballot initiative that aims to loosen class size requirements. The state legislature put the amendment on the ballot saying the last phase of class size is too restrictive, but as Whitney Ray tells us, the Florida Education Association is asking a judge to kick it off the ballot saying the issue is funding and the ballot language doesn’t mention dollars.