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Louisiana parish has a lot going for it, but it still wants taxpayer dollars

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Vidalia lies along the banks of the Mississippi River, which brings in international barge traffic, or about 40 percent of goods shipped in this country, according to the mayor.

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Kemper Project cost cap still in play despite Mississippi Supreme Court decision

Mississippi  |  4:00 am

A cap on Kemper Project power plant construction costs is still in effect, meaning that theoretically Mississippi Power can’t raise rates and cite the $6.2 billion plant as the reason.

However, Mississippi Power’s position is that under state law, the PSC and the Legislature determine utility rates and can authorize increases that exceed the cap.

BLOOMBERG IS BACK: A Bloomberg-backed group is is back with a petition drive to qualify a background check initiative for Nevada's 2016 ballot.

Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

Vermont  |  4:00 am

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Florida solar amendment on the rise despite free-market concerns

Florida  |  4:00 am

Breaking the public utilities’ solar monopoly is one thing, but what comes next?

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Late and expensive no reason to stop Illinois’ Amtrak support

Illinois  |  4:00 am

Buy a ticket for an Amtrak train in Illinois, and your chances of being late are one in three. There’s also a good chance the train is half empty.

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With limited reach, Philadelphia mayoral foes are talking out of school

Education  |  9:29 am

By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — No issue more seems to be important to Pennsylvanians at the moment than education, according to several polls.
So it makes perfect sense that Philadelphia mayoral candidates have made schools a top talking point as they jockey for position heading into the May primary.
In reality, though, Philadelphia’s next mayor will have as […]

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Will Dane County sheriff get ‘John Doe’ treatment for Bradley ad?

Wisconsin  |  7:50 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If you’re waiting for a lengthy John Doe investigation into Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney following his appearance in Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s campaign ad, well, don’t hold your breath.

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In Florida, drinking beer is a complicated matter

Florida  |  March 25, 2015

Florida is currently the only state in America where you can’t buy a half-gallon of beer.

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Officials call on senator to apologize for comparing cops to ISIS

Nebraska  |  March 25, 2015

Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy took to the floor of the Legislature Wednesday to demand an apology from fellow Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, who on Friday compared cops to ISIS terrorists and said if he had a gun he’d use it on a cop.

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Senator’s facetious request: State should collect our political money, too

Pennsylvania  |  10:35 am

State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, is playfully suggesting that the state collect political money for senators. He’s trying to make a point about union dues collection.

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Investigation finds Mayorkas used visa program to help White House allies

Virginia  |  March 25, 2015

By Will Swaim and Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON D.C. – Alejandro Mayorkas, the man President Obama and Senate Democrats once hoped would head the Department of Homeland Security, overruled his own U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff to expedite visa approvals for foreign investors in businesses with connections to prominent Democrats, a federal investigation released […]

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Remy goes hard at Obamacare, #Grubergate and Lena Dunham

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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.

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