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Triple-digit oil prices may be a thing of the past, at least for a while

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Oil prices dropped more than 50 percent in eight months, and while a few energy experts expect a quick rebound, there’s a growing consensus we won’t see triple-digit prices any time soon.

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Shreveport VA chief resigns post after year of turmoil

Louisiana  |  March 4, 2015

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
A top official at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is stepping down after a year of turmoil that mirrored scandals erupting at other Veterans Administration medical centers nationwide.
Patrick McGauly leaves the hospital’s chief of staff position amid allegations that hospital staff kept secret waiting lists, facing numerous Inspector General investigations and […]

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

WILL, Wisconsin Reporter sue to open government records

Wisconsin  |  8:50 am

By Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – With Sunshine Week less than two weeks away, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Wisconsin Reporter are pursuing legal action that aims to open up government records to the public.

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Small businesses feel like ‘big losers’ in PA governor’s budget

Pennsylvania  |  9:16 am

Small business owners and advocates believe tax increases in Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal would be bad news for them.

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Minimum wage hike to $10.10 could cost Ohio 22,000 jobs

Ohio  |  9:09 am

A proposal to increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $10.10 would cost 21,886 low-skill workers their jobs, according to a study from two economists.

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Vidalia taxpayers know nothing about $7 million project they’re funding

Louisiana  |  March 4, 2015

Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, who acquired $16 million in taxpayer money for a questionable new port, apparently wants an additional $7 million of your money for another project.

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Sportsmen group targeted as ‘green decoy’ for environmentalists fires back

Minnesota  |  March 4, 2015

If it looks, swims and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck — especially with an All-American moniker like Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

After all, the outdoors organization with chapters in Minnesota and 15 other states, positions itself as “the sportsman’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.”

Yet a DC-based policy group contends BHA — a grassroots organization that’s waded into Minnesota energy, land use and mining issues — not only fails the duck test, but functions as a “green decoy” on behalf of hard-core environmentalists.

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Burlington residents buck mayor, city councilor on noncitizen voting

Vermont  |  7:56 am

Residents of Burlington parted ways with newly re-elected Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger on Tuesday, voting no on ballot items that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in elections and serve in appointed government posts.

CUTTING CARBON: Coal-fired plants are in the EPA's cross-hairs, and Virginia is in the line of fire.

EPA may give Virginia breathing room on air rules

Energy and Environment  |  March 4, 2015

Virginia lawmakers backed down to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan.” Now the EPA is pulling back on its own … for now.

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$775,000 and rising — Wisconsin taxpayers’ bill to defend John Doe prosecutors

Wisconsin  |  8:18 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Taxpayers have conservatively spent north of $775,000 defending the prosecutors of a politically charged John Doe investigation driven on a legal theory that even the prosecutors have rejected.

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Transit authority returns misspent terrorism funds, gets DHS security award

Florida  |  9:31 am

File this one under: Are you flipping kidding me. Months after a Florida transit authority was caught misusing federal terrorism funds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave it a “Gold Standard” award.

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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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