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Elon Musk wheels and deals to save Cuomo

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By Tori Richards |
It’s easy to see why Barbara Walters named billionaire Elon Musk one of 2014’s most fascinating people.
In the waning days of his 2014 reelection campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to Musk to bail him out of a $1 billion economic development deal that was going down in flames — and could […]

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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

Vermont  |  December 18, 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

National  |  December 18, 2014

By Kenric Ward |
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

University of Hawaii college football has been on a losing streak, impacting athletic department revenues

University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes

Hawaii  |  December 18, 2014

The University of Hawaii Athletic Department has faced a series of fiscal and staffing troubles in recent months, leading legislators, administrators and regents to debate the future of the state’s only athletic program.

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Audit: Nebraska left $56 million in federal welfare funds on the table

Nebraska  |  December 18, 2014

A state audit found Nebraska left $56 million in federal welfare funds on the table in the past four years, and instead tapped more state funds to help low-income residents.

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New Cuba policy sparks outrage amid potential economic opportunities

Florida  |  11:50 am

President Obama’s historic announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba sent shockwaves across Florida on Wednesday.

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‘R word’ surfaces in wake of state Supreme Court taking up John Doe challenges

Wisconsin  |  December 17, 2014

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases connected to the politically charged John Doe investigation, expect the left to scream for the recusals of the conservative justices that make up the court’s majority.

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PA legislator: Lawmakers shouldn’t waste time naming roads and bridges

Pennsylvania  |  10:25 am

State lawmakers didn’t get pension reform or liquor privatization finished in the past legislative session, but the General Assembly sure did ceremonially name a lot of roads and bridges — 73 of them to be exact, according to records from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

DIGGING IT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support for a trans-Virginia gas pipeline on Tuesday.

McAuliffe vows Medicaid push, cutting tax preferences in budget proposal

Virginia  |  December 17, 2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe continued his broken-record push for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday as he proposed his ideas for amending the state’s $95 billion, biennial budget.

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Medicaid card? Good luck

Illinois  |  3:04 pm

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Obamacare has added 9 million people to Medicaid rolls across the country, 600,000 people in Illinois alone.
But while almost 10 million people have a medical card, a new report says that’s about all they have.
Benjamin Yount talks with Jonathan Ingram, research director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, […]

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ND misses chance to avoid possible oil tax disaster

North Dakota  |  December 17, 2014

Money from taxes on oil and gas development represented more than half of all revenue in 2013.




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,’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.


 |  Michigan

By Izzy Lyman |
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]

Bathrobe-wearing watchdog turns tables on Detroit squatter

 |  Colorado

On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.

Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

 |  Colorado

Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.

Denver’s real unemployment rate mirrors Colorado’s

 |  Massachusetts

Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.

Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 |  Alabama

Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.

Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 |  Nevada

Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.

Red tsunami hits Nevada


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