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Grab your wallets: Federal regulators eye streaming services

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One flow chart that explains how complex federal regulations make your cable bill more expensive. Now the FCC wants to regulate online TV too.

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Published on: May 24, 2016

Gas stations in Pennsylvania might get to sell beer

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Pennsylvania might be on the brink of effectively repealing a decades-old prohibition on the sale of alcohol at gas stat ...
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Published on: May 25, 2016

Church owners say they’re being bullied by small-town government

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“We are being beaten into submission by a town government that has all the resources of the taxpayers,” said Rick Fr ...
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Published on: May 25, 2016

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Appeals court pauses liberal judge’s ruling striking down right-to-work law

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The court concluded the state of Wisconsin has “established there is sufficient likelihood of success on appeal to warrant the g ...
Published on: May 24, 2016
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Study: For charter schools, more autonomy yields better results

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The more independence a charter school has from Milwaukee Public Schools, the better the educational return for the tax dollars s ...
Published on: May 23, 2016
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Climate-change police exalt ‘new religion’ while sacrificing First Amendment

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“Global warming really has become a new religion. Because you cannot discuss it."
Published on: May 24, 2016
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Natural gas pipeline pullout bad news for Vermont economy

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The suspension of the $3.3 billion Kinder Morgan pipeline through southern New England may have substantial economic implications ...
Published on: May 24, 2016
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Feeling overvalued, Texans dispute rising property appraisals

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Watchdog found a group of San Antonio homeowners who received appraisal notices more than $100,000 over their recent purchase pric ...
Published on: May 24, 2016
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Did city help launch ridesharing nonprofit?

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Jason Stanford, a spokesman for Adler, said today in an e-mail, “The mayor has not been working with RideAustin, and he has not ...
Published on: May 23, 2016
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Is Mississippi getting its money’s worth from nation’s highest paid education chief?

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Mississippi state superintendent of education Carey Wright is the nation's highest paid state superintendent, according to data fr ...
Published on: May 23, 2016
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Haas’ emails in GAB’s John Doe probe should give senators pause

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This 'nonpartisan' Government Accountability Board retread has a very partisan past, as underscored by court documents obtained by ...
Published on: May 23, 2016
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Nanny State of the Week: School officials bully kids with ban on skinny jeans

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New rules implemented by the New Hanover County School Board ban students from wearing skinny jeans, leggings and other tight-fitt ...
Published on: May 23, 2016

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Social Security whistleblower placed on administrative leave

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“My repeated inquiries were ignored and every attempt to contact the agency about the problems were stifled” by a su ...
Published on: May 6, 2016

Robin Vos: The man who killed the ‘cookie bill’

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Wisconsin is one of only two states (New Jersey is the other) with such a law, and it is by far the most restrictive.
Published on: May 5, 2016

Vermont’s economic outlook 49th in nation, report says

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Vermont is the second worst state in the nation when it comes to tax and regulatory policies that foster economic growth ...
Published on: May 6, 2016

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Social Security disability agency has history of punishing whistleblowers

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“It never stopped,” Sarah Carver said of the retaliation she claims she suffered for being a government whistleblowe ...
Published on: May 6, 2016

Watchdog Podcast: Blowing the whistle at the Social Security Administration

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It's a story that's become all too common: government official brings a problem to his supervisors, government official ...
Published on: May 6, 2016

Social Security disability program has plenty of problems elsewhere

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Federal attorneys allege the three men worked a scheme to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in Social Security dis ...
Published on: May 5, 2016

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Panel approves D.C. charter school budget increase

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In a Thursday budget markup, the D.C. Council Education Committee left unchanged Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed 5 ...
Published on: May 6, 2016

Are ESAs the future of school choice?

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"We really need to make sure parents have access to their very best education options."
Published on: May 6, 2016

Cleburne ISD’s $130 million bond passes easily

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This time, the “outsiders” couldn’t stop voters from helping the Cleburne Independent School District south of For ...
Published on: May 8, 2016