POLITICAL POWER: The world's largest solar array is in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid's home state. Solar projects receive the biggest federal tax subsidies per megawatt of any form of energy.

‘Green’ lobby pushes to extend lucrative tax breaks

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As the lame-duck Congress limps to the finish line, billions of dollars in dubious federal energy subsidies remain in limbo.

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Why did this teachers union ban Coca-Cola?

Education  |  November 28, 2014

American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers unions in the United States, passed a resolution last week to ban Coca-Cola from its facilities and events.

The Tennessee State Capitol.

Medicaid expansion could be among issues facing 2015 TN General Assembly

Tennessee  |  November 28, 2014

Tennessee Republicans, after just having increased already existing majorities in the state’s General Assembly, will likely have a fight with Democrats over whether to expand Medicaid in the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

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US Steel keeping its headquarters in Pittsburgh — for a price

Pennsylvania  |  November 28, 2014

Pittsburgh icon U.S. Steel announced on Monday that it will be building its new headquarters in Pittsburgh, at the site of the former Civic Arena, which is currently a sprawling parking lot.

But the deal didn’t spring from any mere loyalty. A currently fuzzy picture of financial incentives helped to sweeten the deal.
Pittsburgh icon U.S. Steel announced on Monday that it will be building its new headquarters in Pittsburgh, at the site of the former Civic Arena, which is currently a sprawling parking lot.
But the deal didn’t spring from any mere loyalty. A currently fuzzy picture of financial incentives helped to sweeten the deal.

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How unions and council members derailed Phoenix’s efforts to stop pension abuse

Arizona  |  November 28, 2014

Cities and states across the country are facing a difficult financial future because of growing pension obligations.

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Mississippi Republicans face key issues in 2015 statewide elections

Mississippi  |  November 28, 2014

Since 2012, Mississippi Republicans have been in charge of both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s seat.

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On demand: Chaotic meetings lead agency to post videos

Minnesota  |  November 28, 2014

Meetings of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District meetings won’t give “Parks and Recreation” a run in the ratings, but a few more viewers would be nice.

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What free-market reforms should Ohioans expect next year?

Ohio  |  November 28, 2014

Republicans will hold a record 65 seats in the 99-seat Ohio House next year, setting the stage for major free-market reforms.

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25,000 Oklahoma illegals could benefit from executive order but costs unknown

Oklahoma  |  November 28, 2014

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Only about 25,000 illegal immigrants in Oklahoma are likely to benefit from President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, but that modest number of people still could cost taxpayers nearly $200 million a year if they receive full welfare, Social Security and other benefits.
However, the good news is that the executive order will save […]

MEANINGLESS DOCUMENT: The I-864 "Affidavit of Support" does not stop legal immigrants from tapping into the welfare system.

President Obama’s immigration order could cost Florida taxpayers billions

Florida  |  November 27, 2014

Florida has the highest increase in illegal immigration of any state from 2009 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Vermont’s free-market outlook marginally improved following election

Vermont  |  November 27, 2014

The Republican sweep has given new hope to free-market advocates in Congress and in many statehouses. But in Vermont, advocates of economic freedom say the election will provide only a limited boost to free-market solutions for the Green Mountain State.

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As #Grubergate continues to unfold, Reason.com’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.

WATCHDOG CITIZEN NEWS

 |  Michigan

By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]

Bathrobe-wearing watchdog turns tables on Detroit squatter

 |  Colorado

On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.

Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

 |  Colorado

Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.

Denver’s real unemployment rate mirrors Colorado’s

 |  Massachusetts

Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.

Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 |  Alabama

Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.

Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 |  Nevada

Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.

Red tsunami hits Nevada

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