AG orders Nebraska jobs agency to release info on bad loans

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The Nebraska attorney general's office says the state economic development agency must release information about its bad loans.

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Nanny State of the Week: New York’s soda ban could be back — but for kids only

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New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, has proposed legislation that would ban the sale of sugary ...
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Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

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The Inspector General at the Department of Energy puts most of the blame on the $500 million loss to taxpayers on a lo ...
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Outspoken teacher enters St. Paul school board race

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Aaron Benner may be gone, but as St. Paul Public Schools’ most vocal critic, he’s anything but forgotten. The 46-year-old teac ...
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Delaware city wants to compete with world’s fastest Internet speeds

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But the best of intentions also could be counterproductive for consumers and desired economic growth.
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Double-dipping tricks cost millions in NJ’s Essex County

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To find double-dippers in New Jersey’s Essex County, taxpayers only need look up. Three top county officials have pocketed more ...
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‘Neanderthal’ North Dakota has cleaner air than Minnesota

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton calls North Dakota's approach to climate change "neanderthal" despite the state having better air q ...
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Increased education spending doesn’t always equal better results

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Increased education spending in Mississippi doesn't always lead to better results according to an examination of data by a school- ...
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Valley vote-fraud figure files ‘zero’ financials

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A Weslaco city commissioner, Lupe Rivera, at the center of an election-fraud case listed no political contributions or expenses in ...
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Wisconsin GAB reform bill could be ready in a few weeks, sources say

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Sources say there has been some activity on a bill that could reshape the state Government Accountability Board – that after ...
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Colorado per diem increases next year, topping all but one state

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Colorado lawmakers who already take per diem on days off and one of the highest reimbursement rates in the country will get an inc ...
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Photographing public records to save time a big no-no in Tennessee

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In Tennessee you have the right to inspect public records for free but you do not have the right to photograph these records with ...

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Anti-corruption group’s ethics boards face ethical problems

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Represent.us's quest to get money out of politics comes with all-powerful ethics committees which are already leading to ...

Three-fourths of NJ sheriffs double-dip, led by 25-year ‘retiree’

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The Essex County sheriff has pocketed $1.35 million from a public pension without really retiring. A New Jersey Watchdo ...

Unions hide union label in Missouri right-to-work fight

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When it comes to labor unions' efforts to stop right-to-work in Missouri, it's not enough to look for the union label.

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Survey: Teachers reject union monopolies

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For far too long the real voices of classroom teachers have fallen on deaf ears in favor of the self-preserving agenda o ...

Michigan House passes package repealing outdated laws

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There are over 3,000 criminal statutes in Michigan, but a recent unanimous vote in the Michigan House will trim that num ...

Climate Crisis, Inc — A $1.5-trillion-per-year house of cards

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The Climate Crisis & Renewable Energy Industry has become a $1.5-trillion business and officials are using it to justify ...

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Updated: Wyoming man challenges outrageous EPA fines

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A rancher is taking the EPA to court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he ...

EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

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A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to ...

Months ago, Colorado town resisted EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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The EPA has been stalking the Colorado town of Silverton for years, despite local resistance.