By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve
Christmas came a little early Tuesday for some South Carolina Department of Commerce employees.
The five-member state Budget and Control Board, chaired by Gov. Nikki Haley, unanimously approved – without any debate – a Commerce proposal to extend a pilot program dubbed the “Sales Incentive Pay Plan” for three years starting [...]
By Michael Farren | for Michigan Capitol Confidential
The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 ended the federal government’s financial support of many passenger rail routes. The federal subsidy for the operational costs for the Wolverine passenger rail service running from Pontiac-Detroit-Chicago, for example, has ended.
The Michigan Legislature, however, included an extra $19.3 million [...]
By Mike Ferguson | for Missouri Watchdog
Some grassroots conservatives aren’t pleased with their GOP counterparts who voted for a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to try to lure more Boeing jobs to the Show-Me State.
And they plan to come after those Republican Party incumbents in the 2014 midterm elections.Read More →
By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
A Michigan union invoked the provision of the state constitution that bans slavery in their argument against right-to-work, court documents show.
Teamsters Local No. 214 stated Friday that right-to-work was “a violation of the prohibitions against involuntary servitude” because members of the union had to work against their will on [...]
By Glen Morgan | Freedom Foundation
In a memorable scene from Animal House, Dean Wormer threatens to put the Delta Fraternity on “double secret probation.” In the movie, Delta Fraternity had been guilty of committing much mischief and many pranks on campus.
Snohomish County has been on double secret probation by the Washington State Department of Transportation since 2008 for problems with their [...]