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Friday
Jan092015

Watchdog - Want to be a state lawmaker? Take a drug test.  

 

 

Want to be a state lawmaker? Take a drug test, rep says

 

One state representative believes all candidates running for state-level elected office should be subject to a drug test, and he is floating legislation that would require it.

 
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Seven union front groups fighting labor reform this year

 
It's obvious that not much has changed in the new year. Union bosses will likely keep fighting state labor reforms using pseudo-grassroots front groups this year, though the tactic has seen mixed results.
 
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Will 2015 be like 2014?

 
Although Republicans swept into control of Congress and solidified their hold on many state governments in 2014, the new year will look a lot like the old in most places.
 

 

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Vermont parent to be paid $150,000 in lawsuit over ban from school meetings

 
A Vermont parent was awarded nearly $150,000 after winning a lawsuit against the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union. He had been banned from all school grounds in the district because school officials were frightened of him.
 
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Fracking supporters in New York aren’t giving up
 
Hydraulic fracturing has been banned in New York, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. More than 200 people showed up to protest the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in the state.
 
 

 

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Federal taxpayers help Virginia make $2-million health care advertising push
 
Federal taxpayers are shelling out $2 million for a marketing campaign to make sure Virginians are eligible for government subsidized health care and know how to enroll.
 
 

 

State Budgets
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Hollywood studios gave big to Bruning as part of war against Google
 
Confidential emails and campaign finance records indicate Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the movie and music industry after taking up their cause in fighting Google.
 
 
 
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Sunday
Dec282014

Watchdog - Dark money  

Sunday
Dec142014

Watchdog - UAW boss: Right-to-work doesn’t hurt unions 

Sunday
Nov232014

Watchdog - Obama doubles down on tech-immigrant abuse  

Friday
Nov212014

Watchdog - King Obama?  

 

Critics say President Obama is setting himself up as king with amnesty fiat

 

This week in a Facebook video, President Obama declared that he would use his “lawful authority as president” to “start fixing our broken immigration system.”

 
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Vermont halts payments to Obamacare architect Gruber

 
After a series of videos showed Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public, the state of Vermont has stopped payments on its $400,000 contract with him.
 
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Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees

 
If net neutrality is adopted, the FCC stands to gain $375 million in fee collections. With spending on some programs going up by 62 percent next year, according to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, it’s anyone’s guess how much more the FCC will try to collect in additional fees.
 

 

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Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 
A town in Massachusetts has proposed a ban on the sale of smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and e-cigarettes. If passed, it would be the first town in the U.S. to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.
 
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Rural Nebraskans hit with big Obamacare rate hikes
 
Obamacare enrollment has begun in Nebraska for the second year of the program, but people with existing plans have received letters from their insurance companies explaining rate increases.
 
 

 

Technology
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Obama doubles down on tech-immigrant abuse
 
As part of immigration reform, the Obama administration has expanded a controversial visa program that businesses are using to underpay and "handcuff" foreign workers.
 
 

 

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With election over, the hard work begins
 
Now that the elections are over, statehouse reporting has become more important than ever with the tremendous growth of government power.
 
 
 
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