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Christie promises to ‘tell it like it is,’ but hides truth in New Jersey

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Chris Christie declared his candidacy for president Tuesday, promising America that he would “tell it like it is.” But his track record in New Jersey shows the governor has often gone to great lengths to hide the truth from taxpayers.

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Starting Wednesday, Obamacare will punish businesses who help employees with health care

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Employers who reimburse their workers for health care costs will face massive tax penalties beginning Wednesday.

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Colorado school district denies disciplinary records of cafeteria worker

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Cherry Creek Schools are refusing to release disciplinary records for a food service employee who said she was fired because she gave free food to children who couldn’t afford to pay for school lunch.

BACK AGAIN: The PR firm that brought California this multi-million dollar campaign  with a Richard Simmons dance-off has been hired for another three years

Architects of Richard Simmons Obamacare dance-off rehired in $156M PR campaign

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A publicity firm that produced a costly webcast for California Obamacare featuring a gyrating Richard Simmons was retained, along with another company, for three more years at a cost of $156 million.

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Head of Realtor trade group says property taxes causing outmigration in Vermont

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High property taxes in Vermont are bad for homeowners and are causing people to leave the state, the CEO of Vermont’s top realtor association says.

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Welfare program for laid-off workers doesn’t work; renewed anyway

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A billion-dollar welfare program to help laid-off workers displaced by foreign competition has been saved from extinction, even though it’s been judged ineffective and wasteful according to the federal government’s own commissioned studies.

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John Q. Public’s quest for records can be a costly challenge

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The public needs to cough up some serious coin if it wants to know about the history of McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt.

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Unions cheer Supreme Court ruling, smear Obamacare critics

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Labor unions used the Supreme Court’s King vs. Burwell ruling as a chance to accuse Obamacare critics of putting lives in jeopardy.

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Ohio bill would regulate Uber, Lyft

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Ohio General Assembly has decided that even though the state does not regulate taxis, it needs to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies.

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North Dakota leaders on Supreme Court ruling: ‘The EPA already won’

North Dakota  |  June 30, 2015

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA had overstepped when it failed to consider the costs of regulations related to mercury emissions, many heralded it as a victory against bureaucratic excess. But North Dakota leaders say the ruling is coming years after damage from the regulations is done, though they are hopeful the ruling will help deter other EPA regulatory schemes.

DOWN THE DRAIN: A four year exemption from the state's latest concealed carry law would cost the City of Wichita $60 million. But after four years, they would have to comply with the law anyway.

City has ‘no idea’ how Philadelphia schools spend its taxes

Education  |  June 30, 2015

The Philadelphia City Council gives schools millions in taxpayer dollars, but where does it go?

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

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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.