Due in large part to what’s called the “shale revolution,” the U.S. is poised to replace Saudi Arabia as the world’s top producer of liquid petroleum.
The unexpected departure of Jeb Spaulding as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Administration spells the loss of one of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s most useful spinmeisters — even as bad news mounts against the governor from all sides.
Stand Up to ALEC and other affiliated left-leaning groups opposed to the American Legislative Exchange Council bringing together lawmakers and private-sector representatives to draft model state-level legislation apparently don’t have any issues when labor unions participate in almost identical practices.
In addition to the dozen reporters who regularly cover the Nebraska Legislature, a handful of legislative employees also run their own news service. The question is, why?
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
AUGUSTA, Maine — Outspoken and under fire, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is in danger of losing his re-election bid.
One of the most conservative governors in the country, LePage triangulated his way to victory in 2010 with 38 percent of the vote. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who siphoned enough Democratic support to give [...]
One small Virginia town’s opinion has become the target of a racial discrimination complaint by a fair housing group and the shuttered college that would have benefited from housing undocumented immigrant minors.
Ohio Association of Public School Employees Executive Director Joe Rugola joined picketing Reynoldsburg City Schools teachers last week in a show of union solidarity.
Conservative businessman Scott Wagner already beat the Republican establishment once when he won a write-in campaign for state Senate in March. Now, he’s taking on state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi.
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – That state’s Government Accountability Board has been less-than accountable about its expenditures concerning a certain special-investigator-turned special prosecutor in the secret John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups.
But does a new report produced for state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, suggest that the GAB may have sidestepped a judge’s order and the law in the pursuit of its “legal theory”?
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The mystery of what happened in a criminal investigation of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno may finally be solved in a New Jersey appeals court.
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is appealing a lower court’s decision to not release three key documents that include the [...]
Pennsylvania is one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana, but time is running short for the legislation this year.
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.
Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.
The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.
A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.
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Press organizations investigating the Michael Brown incident are being charged incredibly high fees for public records by the city of Ferguson, Missouri.
A new report claims that use of consumer subsidized Obamaphones in Maryland grew 100-fold in three years.
By Ann Kane | WatchdogWire.com
Should North Carolina change its voting rules less than 40 days before a general election?
A three judge panel from the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond,met in Charlotte on Thursday to hear arguments from plaintiffs asking for an injunction against new voting rules established by HB 589 in 2013.
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Solicitor General Verrilli recommends to SCOTUS that 2013 ACF Basin lawsuit be delayed until Army Corps of Engineers revises its manual on water use there.
By Michael Gold | WatchdogWire.com
The mayor of St. Augustine is under fire, accused of intentionally destabilizing a historic building he owned so it could be demolished.
When you are the oldest continuously occupied city of European origin in the United States and on the precipice of celebrating the 450th Anniversary of your founding, you take preservation [...]
By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
Montana had the largest increase in student homelessness among the states for the 2012-2013 school year, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
The report cites a 45 percent increase in homelessness, which in real terms means over 2,500 students are classified as homeless.
Anna Edwards, family-school services coordinator [...]