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Hulsey: Jobs plan plagiarism more ‘Mary Burke Amateur Hour Campaign’

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By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In this week’s Marquette Law School poll, 48 percent of respondents said Madison millionaire Mary Burke, the Democrat’s candidate for governor, has not been clear enough about what she would do if elected.

Now it turns out Burke’s signature jobs plan, the one area where she seemed clear about her intentions, was lifted from others.

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

Florida  |  September 19, 2014

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

DAVID TOSCANO: Democratic Delegate David Toscano of Charlottesville says Virginia needs to take a good, hard look at tax preferences.

VA Democrat urges governor, legislators to scrutinize tax preferences

Virginia  |  September 19, 2014

Virginia’s Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano has a solution for Virginia’s current fiscal crisis — try eliminating some tax preferences that don’t work.

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Hospitals making millions off 340B federal program meant to help needy

Tennessee  |  September 19, 2014

Hospitals and clinics across Tennessee and the United States are reportedly using revenue from one failing federal entitlement, known as the 340B program, to subsidize two other failing government programs — Medicare and Medicaid.

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Father fights for son’s education in troubled St. Louis-area schools

National  |  September 19, 2014

Paul Davis doesn’t know how he’s going to make ends meet, but he knows he will never send his son to Normandy High School in St. Louis.

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Charter school in uncharted territory, says audit

Pennsylvania  |  September 19, 2014

A recent audit highlights significant problems with Erie charter school, and the progress the school has made in trying to fix those problems. The school district will vote soon on whether to renew the school’s charter. The case also highlights the struggles between traditional public schools and charter schools.

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Mississippi Adequate Education Program is a brain-busting calculation

Mississippi  |  September 19, 2014

Figuring out the Mississippi Adequate Education Program calculation is guaranteed to give you one thing: a headache.

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Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges

Hawaii  |  September 19, 2014

Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a one-time respected retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor, will spend more than seven years in federal prison after a conviction on espionage charges.

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GAO: TSA doesn’t know what it doesn’t know

National  |  September 19, 2014

The Transportation Security Administration’s exists to keep terrorists and other potential threats away from American airliners, in the name of preventing another 9/11.

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Charity case: PA teachers sue after union objects to donations

Pennsylvania  |  September 19, 2014

Two teachers wanted to give their fair-share fee to charities of their choice. The PSEA objected. Now, there’s a lawsuit.

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Conservative group files elections complaint over fracking political ads

North Carolina  |  September 19, 2014

By Paul Chesser
A conservative North Carolina think tank and government watchdog alleges two out-of-state environmental groups hid behind a nonexistent “shell” organization as it ran election ads against six Republican legislators.
The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute on Thursday filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections, charging that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental [...]

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PLAIN ENGLISH: While Gov. Sam Brownback has been characterized as uncaring in his opposition to Obamacare, the governor says it's a simple matter of fiscal prudence for those who realize the federal government doesn't always keep its promises.

Video: Brownback states plainly why Medicaid expansion hurts Kansas

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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.

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Leawood throws the book at Little Free Library

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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.

WATCHDOG CITIZEN NEWS

 |  Michigan

Despite the internet making government more open, a Harbor Springs city manager is upset that residents only make noise about deer and dog parks.

Official says citizens’ interest in government has ‘gone to the dogs’

 |  Georgia

Last night the Augusta Commission voted to approve an additional $630,000 to the financially troubled Hyde Park drainage project.

Augusta Commission approves more funding for broke Hyde Park project

 |  North Carolina

The over 900 protesters that were arrested for their “Moral Monday” rallies on the 2nd floor of the state legislative building may have their cases dismissed.

‘Moral Monday’ protesters’ cases may be dropped

 |  Maryland

By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Republican Larry Hogan’s campaign earlier this month filed a complaint against the Democratic Anthony Brown campaign, accusing Brown’s campaign of illegally coordinating with the super PAC One State, One Future, which receives large amounts of its funding from unions.
On Wednesday, the Hogan campaign followed up by releasing a table of shared donors [...]

Anthony Brown campaign accused of coordinating with super PAC

 |  Ohio

Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen, who is facing a recall, was in hot water this week as citizen anger boiled over at a town hall.

Mayor facing recall election gets booed at town hall meeting

 |  Nevada

A group hoping to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas provided the City Council with a revised final draft of a study for its stadium proposal.

Stadium group provides Las Vegas City Council with ‘final, final’ report correcting $4M error