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Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

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Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers defiantly stood on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Thursday and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize – or even resign – for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun.

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Kemper Project cost cap still in play despite Mississippi Supreme Court decision

Mississippi  |  March 26, 2015

A cap on Kemper Project power plant construction costs is still in effect, meaning that theoretically Mississippi Power can’t raise rates and cite the $6.2 billion plant as the reason.

However, Mississippi Power’s position is that under state law, the PSC and the Legislature determine utility rates and can authorize increases that exceed the cap.

BLOOMBERG IS BACK: A Bloomberg-backed group is is back with a petition drive to qualify a background check initiative for Nevada's 2016 ballot.

Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

Vermont  |  March 26, 2015

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Florida solar amendment on the rise despite free-market concerns

Florida  |  March 26, 2015

Breaking the public utilities’ solar monopoly is one thing, but what comes next?


Late and expensive no reason to stop Illinois’ Amtrak support

Illinois  |  March 26, 2015

Buy a ticket for an Amtrak train in Illinois, and your chances of being late are one in three. There’s also a good chance the train is half empty.

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With limited reach, Philadelphia mayoral foes are talking out of school

Education  |  9:29 am

By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — No issue more seems to be important to Pennsylvanians at the moment than education, according to several polls.
So it makes perfect sense that Philadelphia mayoral candidates have made schools a top talking point as they jockey for position heading into the May primary.
In reality, though, Philadelphia’s next mayor will have as […]

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Will Dane County sheriff get ‘John Doe’ treatment for Bradley ad?

Wisconsin  |  7:50 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If you’re waiting for a lengthy John Doe investigation into Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney following his appearance in Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s campaign ad, well, don’t hold your breath.

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In Florida, drinking beer is a complicated matter

Florida  |  March 25, 2015

Florida is currently the only state in America where you can’t buy a half-gallon of beer.

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Lawsuit silencing former Kemper Project manager dismissed

Mississippi  |  1:22 pm

A lawsuit that, in part, would silence a former manager of the Kemper Project power plant has been dismissed.

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Senator’s facetious request: State should collect our political money, too

Pennsylvania  |  10:35 am

State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, is playfully suggesting that the state collect political money for senators. He’s trying to make a point about union dues collection.


Louisiana parish has a lot going for it, but it still wants taxpayer dollars

Louisiana  |  March 26, 2015

Vidalia lies along the banks of the Mississippi River, which brings in international barge traffic, or about 40 percent of goods shipped in this country, according to the mayor.




Jon Stewart obliterates ‘slimy’ Democrats over Gruber

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Remy goes hard at Obamacare, #Grubergate and Lena Dunham

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As #Grubergate continues to unfold, Reason.com’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.


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