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In Missouri, labor unions’ dwindling muscle tracks national decline

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Membership in Missouri unions is shrinking, and their political influence is dwindling. Preventing the passage of right-to-work won't change that.

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Pennsylvania taxpayers spent $357K to fly governors on state plane since 2010

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Pennsylvania taxpayers have spent upward of $357,000 since 2010 to fly the past three governors around the state on the state plan ...
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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people a ...
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North Dakota State University announces payments to athletes, even as student costs increase

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North Dakota State University has announced that it will be paying some student athletes even as the cost of athletics to students ...
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Lawsuit challenges Nashville’s rules on Airbnb.com

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A Nashville couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a recently enacted city ordinance they say restricts their rights to rent out ...
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PA school choice advocates get a big win in court

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A judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf, an opponent of charter schools, will have to look elsewhere for savings.
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Criminal probe secrets center on Christie’s second-in-command

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The public’s right to know the outcome of a criminal probe of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Ki ...
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First Amendment Expert: GAB has broken the public’s trust

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It is very clear from this case that the GAB acted in ways, I think, that are unethical, and that they have such disdain for the F ...
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Explosive email exposes GAB attorney’s partisan motives in John Doe probe

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"If you didn't want this to have an effect on the election, better check Burke’s new ad. Now you will be calling her a liar,” ...
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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people a ...

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

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In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sendin ...

Vermont’s affordability crisis causing exodus of retirees

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“As we looked forward to retirement, we wondered if we could afford to live there in a fixed income situation. The mor ...

Public higher education spending a stunner even at the back of the pack

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A state that trails the nation in public higher education funding still puts a significant price tag on that budget item ...

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The Animas Spill and the problem with the EPA

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An estimated three million gallons of pollutants spilled into the Animas River after an EPA reclamation project was botc ...

Put individual rights above those of powerful unions

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By the time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case next June, Rebecca Fr ...

Ohio should not bend to Clean Power Plan’s “flexibility”

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The Obama administration’s “Clean Power Plan” is ostensibly an air pollution regulation, but at its core, the regu ...

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

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In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sendin ...

Mine owner: EPA record of toxic dumping dates back to 2005

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The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine ow ...

Months ago, Colorado town resisted EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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The EPA has been stalking the Colorado town of Silverton for years, despite local resistance.