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‘Migrant rights’ advocate urges Vermont DMV not to investigate illegals

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Vermont’s transportation secretary says she’s doing her job, but accusations from an outspoken immigrant rights activist have the transportation chief on the defensive over her investigation of illegals.

BYPASSED: The Virginia Department of Transportation won't press for "liquidated damages" against contractor Serco.

Swerving past audit, VDOT won’t fine contractor

Virginia  |  January 23, 2015

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation will not fine a contractor, despite an audit revealing that the state agency could have recovered $3 million.
“We received legal counsel about past practices limit(ing) an agency’s ability to collect liquidated damages without defining a direct impact to motorists, which did […]

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Experts question EPA’s credibility on controversial Camp Minden burn

Louisiana  |  January 23, 2015

A state representative wants government officials pushing an open burn of 15 million pounds of dangerous M6 propellant at Camp Minden to testify under oath and make their statements public.

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Opponent: Milwaukee streetcar PR campaign an ‘incestuous relationship’

Wisconsin  |  January 23, 2015

Despite all the Milwaukee trolley supporters’ breathless cries of a Koch brothers-led cabal behind the opposition campaign, the streetcar movement is driven by powerful special interests on the inside.

And the public relations point man for it all is none other than H. Carl Mueller.

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Audit: HHS failure to screen Obamacare contract recipients cost taxpayers $400M

National  |  January 23, 2015

Not even good enough for government work.

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No fracking? Then no bonds, New Mexico bill says

Energy and Environment  |  January 23, 2015

A bill introduced in the New Mexico Legislature would cut off state severance tax bonds to communities that ban or greatly restrict extractive industries.

UNION, NO: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted union organizing efforts at the state's Boeing plant. With the company's help, the Republican governor has also taken to the airwaves to criticize the International Association of Machinists.

Boeing union fight gets personal in South Carolina

Washington  |  January 23, 2015

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is firing back at efforts to unionize 7,500 workers at Boeing Corp.’s airline plant in Charleston.
“The International Association of Machinists has never, never believed in us,” Haley said in her State of the State address Wednesday. “They sued us, they tried to shut us down.
“So, every […]

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Nebraska governor Ricketts slows spending — except in his office

Nebraska  |  January 22, 2015

Nebraska’s new governor, Pete Ricketts, proposes slowing spending in his first state budget proposal, except in his office.

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D.C. teacher of the year helps charter students succeed

Education  |  January 23, 2015

For Jennifer Ramacciotti’s eighth grade math students at KIPP DC AIM academy, it’s all “go, go, go.”

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FEC’s Ravel played name game in ‘dark money’ donation

National  |  January 22, 2015

Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel has built a reputation as a crusader for full disclosure in campaign finance.

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Fight over Virginia homeowner associations continues in 2015 session

Virginia  |  January 23, 2015

As more and more Americans live in close neighborhood quarters, there’s a new sheriff in town — your local homeowner association. And there’s an ongoing battle in Virginia to determine just how much power that sheriff will be able to wield.

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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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