Citizen’s arrest: Activist pulls over cop for driving an unmarked car

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Local Government, News, State Government, Transparency, Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Libertarian activist Gavin Seim pulled over a cop in his home state of Washington to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonator.

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Cook County ballot box tries to cast GOP votes for Democrats

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By Paul Miller
CHICAGO — Early Voting in Illinois got off to its typical start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for [...]

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Marijuana marchers toke up in Trenton to protest NJ laws

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  New Jersey, News, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Saturday, around 250 people gathered across from the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton to protest current laws on medical and recreational marijuana.

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Supreme Court allows use of Texas’ voter identification law

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Elections, Federal Government, Judiciary, State Elections, State Government, Voter Registration, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Saturday, the Supreme Court allowed use of Texas’ voter identification law, SB 14, before and during the Nov. 4 election.

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Stimulus award to Denver Post’s $50K bike tour goes unreported

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Colorado, Federal Stimulus, Journalism, Open Records, State Government, Stimulus, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

"Pedal the Plains" promotional video

The Denver Post’s inaugural 2012 “Pedal the Plains” bicycle tour may have received $50,000 in Stimulus funds from Gov. Hickenlooper, unreported by the paper.

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Ohio ranks 12th for cronyist state

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, Jobs + Growth, State Government, Wasteful spending, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Stephanie Kreuz | WatchdogWire.com
Does Ohio play fair? Or smart? When it comes to the number of dollars spent in subsidies, Ohio ranks the 12th cronyist.
The Mercatus Center recently illustrated how states rank in providing benefits to particular companies, rather than providing better opportunity for all companies.
 
Ohio’s neighboring states ranked fourth (Michigan), fifth (Kentucky), seventh (Indiana), and 11th (Pennsylvania) in [...]

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