Nanny State of the Week: Get out of the pool!

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Delaware, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 88 of 121 in the series Nanny State of the Week Vacationers to the picturesque resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, very nearly got a rude surprise from the town government this year, as officials considered banning pools, of all things. For a town that literally survives by making vacationing tourists happy – Rehoboth has […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Why doesn’t anyone want to join the police?

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Criminal Justice, Issues, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

On this, the final episode of the Watchdog Podcast, hosts Eric Boehm and Matt Kittle take a look at how attitudes towards police are changing across America

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The story behind California’s dueling referendums on plastic bags

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  California, Issues, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A referendum on California’s ballot will ask voters whether stores or the state government should get to keep the revenue from selling plastic bags.

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Just ahead of convention, budget deal includes temporary ridesharing provisions for Philly

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a measure giving ride-sharing companies legal authority to operate in Philadelphia, at least until the end of September.

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Nanny State of the Week: OK, everybody’s foam toys, out of the pool

By   /  July 11, 2016  /  California, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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San Francisco passed the nation’s most extensive ban on foam products, which means no more take-out trays, disposable coffee cups or pool noodles.

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Watchdog Podcast: Accountability, deception and Hillary Clinton

By   /  July 8, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, Transparency, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

The FBI says Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges despite a long history of reckless behavior with sensitive and classified government information.

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