Michigan finishes dead last in educational progress

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Education, Failing States, Michigan, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Michigan is the only state to make zero progress in fourth and eighth grade math and reading test results between 2003 and 2013, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Anti-discrimination amendment heats up Michigan Senate race

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Michigan, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Phil Bellfy, Democrats’ state Senate candidate for the 37th District of Michigan, was asked during a public forum at North Central Michigan College whether he supported an update to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, to include protecting sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Californians asked to approve $12.3 billion in proposed school bonds

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  California, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

California's low turnout rate due to flaws in the voter rolls, and the potential for fraud, an expert said.

The real money to watch is in the countless local bond issues that now encumber California taxpayers with over $250 billion in debt.

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New Jersey has worst business tax climate

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, New Jersey, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Tax Foundation has released its State Business Tax Climate Index, and New Jersey is at the bottom.

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Sen. Hagan blasts ‘out-of-state billionaires’ for NC election funding

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, State Elections, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Sen. Kay Hagan called out “out-of-state billionaires” as trying to buy the election, but she has benefited from $37 million in outside spending.

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New California Senate President Kevin de Leόn: Reliance is the ‘American Way’

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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New Senate President Kevin de Leόn, announced during his swearing-in ceremony, “Reliance is the ‘American Way.’”

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