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Nanny State of the Week: Feds send LSD Ale on a long, strange trip

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Minneapolis-based Indeed Brewing is renaming its popular LSD Ale after getting in trouble with the federal government.

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Watchdog Podcast: Previewing the Wisconsin primary, why did taxpayers subsidize Batman vs. Superman?

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Commentary, Issues, Michigan, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Looking ahead to Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin. Also: why did Michigan taxpayers spend $35 million to subsidize Batman vs. Superman?

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Watchdog Podcast: John Kasich won Ohio — now what?

By   /  March 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Issues, National, Ohio, Open Records, Politics & Elections, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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John Kasich’s campaign has been a Cinderella run. He entered as one of many governors and unexpectedly outlasted Bush, Christie, Perry and Walker.

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Nanny State of the Week: Feds marketing food stamps with bingo games, TV ads

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Maybe you don’t want to depend on food stamps to feed your family. Maybe the federal government can convince you otherwise.

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Watchdog Podcast: John Kasich, the Ohio primary and his chances of being the GOP’s VP pick

By   /  March 11, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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John Kasich is running in last place in the Republican primary field, but, hey, at least he’s still running. The last of what was once a crowded field of current and former governors, Kasich is betting the farm on his performance in his home state of Ohio, where voters go to the polls on Tuesday. […]

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Report: State licensing schemes often lock workers in place

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Iowa, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Regulations, South Carolina, State Government, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Licensing costs can damage social mobility, as moving from state to state can mean a costly and time-consuming process of re-applying for professional licenses.

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