ONCE IT WAS A PROTEST: In 2013, a Vermont House committee heard testimony to allow farmworkers in the country illegally to be able to drive with privilege licenses. Now, that's under investigation.

Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

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An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and DMV branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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Lawyers, PR staff, profs charge taxpayers $191k after killer’s appeals

Colorado  |  4:00 am

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Taxpayers paid nearly $200,000 to lawyers, consultants, professors and even a public relations person after — sometimes years after — convicted multiple-murderer Nathan Dunlap exhausted all of his appeals, according to documents obtained by Watchdog.org.
And those payments continued even this week, according to court records.
The payment vouchers, part of Dunlap’s the federal case file, […]

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It’s here: FCC adopts net neutrality, first significant Internet regulation

Tennessee  |  1:28 pm

Watched by leagues of passionate activists on both sides, the Federal Communications Commission today passed its first significant Internet regulation by reclassifying it as a Title II public utility, known as net neutrality.

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Records show pattern of alcohol and violence between ND superintendent, fiance

North Dakota  |  4:00 am

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Schools Kirsten Baesler was recently charged with simple assault involving her fiancee, Todd Tschosik, but the incident has focused the public’s attention on a more disturbing timeline.
It includes allegations of alcohol abuse, violence and job abandonment involving the state’s top education official and Tschosik, a […]

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Pennsylvania governor wants to cut corporate tax but doesn’t say how he’ll replace revenue

Pennsylvania  |  8:52 am

After saying details about his budget would have to wait, the governor of Pennsylvania unexpectedly unveiled a proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax.

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How powerful are public employee unions in your state?

New York  |  9:08 am

More than half of the public employees in 13 states are union members, and government union membership rates exceed 25 percent in 27 states.

FORMULA FAILURE: Auditors dinged the Virginia Department of Health for not submitting $5.1 million in infant formula rebates and Medicaid claims.

Health department fumbled $5.1 million in formula rebates

Virginia  |  4:00 am

The Virginia Department of Health may be the most wasteful and inefficient agency in state government, a new audit suggests.

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Auto-dealing Idaho lawmaker declares war on competitors Tesla, Elio

Idaho  |  3:44 pm

Members of a special committee introduced legislation Wednesday that would protect Idaho auto dealers from upstart competitors who want to sell cars directly to consumers.

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Taxpayers soon could see why Virginia is filling lawyers’ pockets

Virginia  |  10:36 am

The offices of governor and attorney general might get a little more transparent in Virginia.

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Unions gave $575K to Wisconsin Democratic senators voting against right-to-work bill

Wisconsin  |  11:17 am

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Labor unions have contributed about $575,000 to the 14 Democratic senators who voted Wednesday against right-to-work legislation being fast-tracked through the state Legislature, according to a Wisconsin Reporter review of campaign finance records.

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Mississippi lawmakers may give terminally ill patients ‘right to try’ experimental drugs

Mississippi  |  9:40 am

Terminally-ill patients in Mississippi might gain the “Right to Try” experimental medication if a bill in the Mississippi Senate is signed into law.

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