Five ballot initiatives to watch Tuesday night

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaign Finance, Elections, National, News, Oregon, Pensions, South Dakota, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Sure, the U.S. Senate races and control of Congress will be in the spotlight on all the major cable news networks Tuesday night.
In some states — I’m looking at you Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, among others — there will be closely watched races to decide who the next governor will be. And […]

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, unions, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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Due process on the line in EPA mine hearings this week

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Alaska, National, News  /  No Comments

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y M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – Want to do something to defend due process?

Head out to Alaska this week for a full week of Environmental Protection Agency public hearings on the agency’s proposal that could preemptively kill a copper and gold mine in the state’s bush country before developers even submit a plan. There are seven hearings scheduled through Friday.

If you can’t make it to the Last Frontier, you still can add your comments on the EPA’s proposal.

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Alaska mine developers plan to fight EPA’s crippling restrictions

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Alaska, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
While the Environmental Protection Agency appears to be backing off its push to pre-emptively kill a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s bush country, the agency is pitching an array of conditions that could stifle the project.
Friday’s proposed list of restrictions, subject of a public comment period through Sept. 19, […]

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New Mexico shoots down drones for hunting

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government  /  No Comments

DEATH FROM ABOVE?: New Mexico is considering an outright ban of drones that are used to help hunters track down big game.

New Mexico’s Game Commission unanimously approved a proposal banning drones to help hunters track down big game.

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Why there’s a federal land dispute brewing out West

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming  /  No Comments

WHO'S LAND IS IT ANYWAY:

A glance at a map showing the percentage of state land owned by the federal government shows a remarkable difference between the East and the West.

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