By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
Arizona lawmakers are one step closer to being the first state to ban helping the National Security Agency.
The state’s Senate Government and Environment Committee passed out of committee on Monday the Arizona Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which would ban state help to the NSA and forbid evidence collected without a warrant [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog
When fairness and Mother Earth come to blows, the environment wins every single time.
Or, at least it does for liberals cheering the release of a damning report of a prospective Alaskan gold and copper mine known as the Pebble Mine.Read More →
People looking to save a little on their tax bills in 2014 should move to Wyoming or South Dakota.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
Wasted salmon, as far as the eye can see, washed up on the dark beaches of Alaska’s Naknek River, just before the 35-mile-long waterway opens up into the Kvichak Bay arm of the state’s famed Bristol Bay.
A video obtained by Watchdog.org shows a beach littered with lifeless sockeye and the [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
A new assessment of state pension obligations suggests the problem is even worse than it already appears.
How much worse?
Using a more conservative method of accounting for financial gains in the marketplace, there is a $4.1 trillion gap between assets and liabilities — known as the “unfunded liability” — of all state-level pension systems [...]