Solar sprawl set to erase Vermont’s no-billboards tourism appeal

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“If you did it all with large solar farms, you’d be talking about something on the order of 200 or 300 large solar projects around the state. To a ...

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Texas: Med Board lets DEA sneak peeks at patient records

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Does the DEA need a reason, or a warrant, to go rummaging through private medical records in search of pill mills and ...
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Colorado cities look to enter broadband biz, but some towns lose money

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Fort Collins and Loveland want voters to allow them to set up municipal broadband but cities in other states who tried ...
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Idaho nonprofit sues to prevent forced taxpayer funding of left-wing union

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Idaho taxpayers will be required to financially support the Boise Education Association, a teachers union with ties with many left ...
LESS IS MORE? A committee discussing downsizing state government is listening to public concerns this week.

Some say right-to-work legislation could strengthen Missouri unions

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Unions generally oppose right-to-work laws, like one being considered in Missouri, but even some labor activists say they could ac ...
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Colorado cities look to enter broadband biz, but some towns lose money

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Fort Collins and Loveland want voters to allow them to set up municipal broadband but cities in other states who tried the same th ...
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Boeing, other Ex-Im Bank supporters threaten to fire workers if they don’t get their way

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Boeing announced last week that it could be cutting hundreds of jobs because of the closure of the Ex-Im Bank.
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Texas lags in privatizing school services

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“Texas school districts’ reluctance to adopt competitive contracting practices means that a whole lot of money is being left o ...
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Anglers could be on the hook for Pennsylvania’s public pensions

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission could charge more for fishing licenses to help pay upcoming pension obligations.
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Mississippi tax subsidies help fund controversial Costco development

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Mississippi tax subsidies for developers are helping to finance a controversial Costco development in Ridgeland as a "cultural ret ...
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Critics fear policy meetings will increase taxes, corporate contracts

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Building a Better Colorado committee that will review the state's Taxpayer Bill of RIghts initiative wants to start a conversation ...
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania AG’s use of outside law firms draws scrutiny

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Some believe outside law firms hired by the Attorney General's Office are nothing but hired guns trying to extract profits from bu ...

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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.