A study claims lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban would cut prices at the pump, reduce unemployment by 200,000 a year and boost the U.S. economy by up to $1.8 trillion.
Tammy Keener of Berks County clapped, cheered and even cried Tuesday morning as state senators on the Finance Committee debated legislation that would eliminate school property taxes.
By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
KANEOHE – Kawika Crowley, the Republican running for U.S. House District 2 in November, is quite possibly the state’s most interesting politician in 2014.
The 60-year-old native Hawaiian smokes cigars and fights for smokers’ rights, his home and campaign headquarters are in his 1995 Plymouth Voyager, and in heavily unionized, blue Hawaii, [...]
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Nearly a decade ago, voters approved a $25 million annual property tax increase for Denver Public Schools to fund performance and retention pay for teachers who help students learn.
But now, 90 percent of eligible DPS teachers are receiving the additional compensation, according to a database obtained by Watchdog.org under state open records laws. [...]
Hastings Sen. Les Seiler said he doesn’t think legislation would be necessary to move certain state department attorneys into the attorney general’s office.
Gov. Chris Christie’s attempt to flout state travel rules will be contested in New Jersey appeals court. The case pits the governor’s power versus transparency in government – a cause Christie once championed.
New residents in the Magnolia State often get a taste of sticker shock when they have to pay for their license plates, and those costs are going up.
By Paul Chesser
A Los Angeles-based advocate for major Hollywood studios paid for most of a hotly challenged study, which credited a significant boost in North Carolina’s economy to special incentives that benefit television and film production companies.
Last week Gov. Pat McCrory announced there would be no additional consideration this year to extend North Carolina’s current [...]
Average teacher salaries have dropped in 300 Ohio public school districts since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, but have increased in 259 districts.
The Federal Communications Commission received over 3 million comments regarding its authority over the nation’s Internet as the latest special interest battle at the agency concluded Monday.
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Bombshell allegations published last week that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm was personally motivated in pursuing secret investigations into Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies came as no surprise to Kelly Rindfleisch.
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.
Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.
The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.
A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.
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The Department of Defense has transferred more than $12.4 million worth of surplus military equipment to Maryland law enforcement agencies since 1995.
The Nevada Legislature unanimously passed all four pieces of a massive $1.3 billion incentive package to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the Silver State.
Under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the agency may view Montana’s regulatory progress as a glass half-empty.
Should the public get the details on threats to the governor? The Ohio Supreme Court doesn’t think so.
Gov. Hickenlooper names members of fracking commission. Does it mean more restrictions on fracking, yet protect the interests of the well-off and connected?
Ohio legislators have joined the state in appealing a federal court ruling ordering the state to restore early voting.