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 doubts about their efforts.

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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 rec ...
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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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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 loan to Solynd ...
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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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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 Watchdog investig ...
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Vermont town set for head-on collision with utility over green energy financing

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“If Strafford wants to do that, that’s a noble cause on their part. But they have to understand there’s no such thing as a f ...
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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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Ohioans don’t like economic implications of EPA overreach

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The EPA is attempting to flex its muscle by tightening ozone limits and increasing regulations that could choke 85 percent of Ohio ...
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El Paso GOP to defy ban on Constitution giveaway

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The El Paso Republican Party has been told to stop handing out copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence outside ...
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As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

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A worker freedom organization is sending out a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsi ...
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Watchdog Podcast: Sanctuary cities, immigration reform and the out-of-control EPA

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A look at some recent comments made by Republican governors about one key aspect of the immigration debate: what to do about sanct ...

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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 ...

Houston U’s president cashes million-dollar paycheck, students struggle

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Students struggle over rising tuition at pricey, bottom-ranked University of Houston while its president makes $1.2 mill ...

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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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By Paul Driessen | Watchdog Opinion  No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, se ...

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

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In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sendin ...

Mine owner: EPA record of toxic dumping dates back to 2005

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The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine ow ...

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.