Official says citizens’ interest in government has ‘gone to the dogs’

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Local Government, Michigan, Open Records, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Despite the internet making government more open, a Harbor Springs city manager is upset that residents only make noise about deer and dog parks.

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Anthony Brown campaign accused of coordinating with super PAC

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Maryland, Politics & Elections, State Elections, State Government, State Politics, unions, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Republican Larry Hogan’s campaign earlier this month filed a complaint against the Democratic Anthony Brown campaign, accusing Brown’s campaign of illegally coordinating with the super PAC One State, One Future, which receives large amounts of its funding from unions.
On Wednesday, the Hogan campaign followed up by releasing a table of shared donors [...]

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Augusta Commission approves more funding for broke Hyde Park project

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Georgia, Local Government, Local News, Public Utilities, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Last night the Augusta Commission voted to approve an additional $630,000 to the financially troubled Hyde Park drainage project.

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NJ legislators trying to make estate tax a lot less certain

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Legislature, New Jersey, State Government, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Bipartisan coalitions of New Jersey state legislators are trying multiple bills in order to repeal or reduce the estate tax and related taxes in New Jersey.

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Mayor facing recall election gets booed at town hall meeting

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Free Speech, Local Government, Local News, Ohio, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen, who is facing a recall, was in hot water this week as citizen anger boiled over at a town hall.

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‘Moral Monday’ protesters’ cases may be dropped

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, Legislature, Local News, North Carolina, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The over 900 protesters that were arrested for their “Moral Monday” rallies on the 2nd floor of the state legislative building may have their cases dismissed.

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