Brad formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

In Oregon, pay-per-mile is being tried as an alternative to the gas tax

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Oregon’s test of the OreGo pay-per-mile plan could provide a new, alternative source of revenue to replace the flagging gas tax for the highway fund.

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Supreme Court strikes down Maryland’s double taxation as unconstitutional

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Maryland, Taxes, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The Supreme Court struck down Maryland’s income tax as double taxation. This will require the state to refund around $200 million, hitting counties hard.

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Ride-sharing now officially legal in Maryland

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Maryland, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill on May 12 officially legalizing Uber and other ride-sharing services in the state, removing them from a grey area.

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New CEI report details the vast size, scope and cost of federal regulation

By   /  May 12, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The CEI’s annual Ten Thousand Commandments report has just been released, detailing the immense size, scope and cost of the federal regulatory regime.

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DC budget would extend 70 percent tobacco tax to vapor products, e-cigarettes

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget for FY 2016 extends the current 70 percent tax on tobacco to vapor products, which would raise only $400,000.

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American military personnel have stolen $52 million through fraud and bribery in Iraq and Afghanistan

By   /  May 7, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Since 2005, American military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan have, through bribery, contract fraud and theft, robbed the government of $52 million.

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