HOME SWEET HOME: In this 2001 photo, Bill and Hillary Clinton are seen walking their dog Buddy outside their home in Westchester County, New York, which is the epicenter of a dispute with HUD.

Clintons’ hometown to HUD: ‘Go ahead, sue us!’

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
New York’s Westchester County boasts antebellum mansions and castles tucked inside villages and towns whose residents include former President Bill Clinton, Michael Douglas, Ralph Lauren, David Letterman, Michael Bloomberg and the Rockefellers.
You wouldn’t think a place like that would — or would even need to — ask the U.S. Housing and Urban Development […]

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Hundreds set to attend National School Choice celebration at Capitol

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Hundreds of people are expected to turn out next Thursday at the state Capitol to celebrate Wisconsin’s school choice programs and to push for expanded options statewide.

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U.S. union membership rate declined in 2014

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The percentage of American workers in labor unions dropped slightly in 2014, even though the number of union members increased.

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Right-to-work a question of economic development, fairness

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“New Mexico has been too dependent on federal dollars, and on oil and gas,” Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, told Watchdog. “We have to lessen our reliance on those things and grow our economy in the private sector.” That is why he is sponsoring two of the five right-to-work bills filed by Republicans in the legislative session that ends March 21.

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Town alderman not paying property taxes over legal dispute

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Tennessee auditors gave the town of Ridgely what Mayor Steve Jones called one of its best audits ever — except for that part about a town alderman who has unpaid property taxes.

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GOP Pennsylvania committeewoman fined for notarizing own petitions

Pennsylvania  |  January 24, 2015

A former Republican state committeeman from Allegheny County wants the party to remove his successor after she notarized her own nomination petitions, saying the offense cuts at the integrity of the ballot process.

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Milwaukee makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions.
But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings.
“The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, […]

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Opponent: Milwaukee streetcar PR campaign an ‘incestuous relationship’

Wisconsin  |  January 23, 2015

Despite all the Milwaukee trolley supporters’ breathless cries of a Koch brothers-led cabal behind the opposition campaign, the streetcar movement is driven by powerful special interests on the inside.

And the public relations point man for it all is none other than H. Carl Mueller.

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PA boy school CEO: ‘Shocking’ how often teacher sex abuse occurs

Pennsylvania  |  January 23, 2015

The CEO of a facility for troubled boys in western Pennsylvania is disturbed both by the recent allegations of sexual abuse at his facility, as well as how often it seems to occur generally, by people “you would think … would know right from wrong.” Sarah Trumphour is a 25-year-old former aide who is now charged with 11 counts related to sexual assault of a 15-year-old resident.

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Nebraska education board member’s blog has long been inflammatory

Nebraska  |  January 23, 2015

State Education Board member Pat McPherson has been under fire for a week after his blog called President Obama a “half-breed,” but that’s not the only time his blog has been inflammatory.

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Wolf fires PA open records chief, who vows to stay on the job

Pennsylvania  |  January 23, 2015

Erik Arneson is about to become volunteer executive director of the Office of Open Records. He’s refusing to leave the post after new Gov. Tom Wolf removed him Thursday.

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