Vermont’s towns and cities are increasingly known for bike-friendliness. But multiple bicycle fatalities in recent weeks have communities on edge, and are raising concerns about whether bikes and cars can safely share the road.
A bill intended to block ATM welfare withdrawals at strip bars, liquor stores, pot dispensaries and casinos, which was introduced after a series of Watchdog.org stories exposed thousands of tax dollars taken out at those locations, passed the Colorado Legislature and is on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk.
With Medicaid spending skyrocketing due to Ohio’s Obamacare expansion, state lawmakers have introduced a bill meant to curb health care costs.
Minnesota’s municipal liquor stores already lost the battle to keep four Total Wine superstores out of Minnesota, but they can’t afford to lose the war.
That conflict, the price war, costs some municipal liquor operations hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits that go to subsidizing city programs such as golf, art centers and ice arenas.
Cities with liquor stores may have monopolies inside their boundaries, but Total Wine draws consumers that are looking for a deal from near and far. As competition picks up, cities scramble to cut prices and try new tactics that rile the mega discounter.
By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis.— In many ways, Wisconsin and Texas are as different as a dairy cow and a longhorn steer.
But not when it comes to parents seeking the best education for their children, according to Jason Crye.
“The needs are the same,” Crye, executive director of Hispanics for School Choice, told Watchdog.org.
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Florida communities and utilities will lose a minimum of $755 million a year — which will be charged to residents in higher rates and possibly taxes — if a proposed solar expansion amendment is passed in 2016, a coalition says.
This week the man tapped to be the head of the Nebraska State Patrol admitted to lawmakers he made a statement that women shouldn’t be in law enforcement, but he denied making that statement under oath in a 2007 trial.
Last year, a report by the EPA’s inspector general unveiled an unidentified agency employee was watching as much as six hours of porn a day on his office computer and had downloaded some 7,000 pornographic files. As of late March, the employee remained on paid administrative leave.
Bobbing and weaving through a congressional committee hearing, former immigration boss Alejandro Mayorkas frustrated attempts to bring transparency to a controversial investor-visa program — while ducking accountability for his actions.
Freedom means being forced to pay a union to keep your job.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he’s open to “any creative plan” to keep historic Sweet Briar College from closing this summer. Alumnae say they have one.
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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.