Nanny State of the Week: Town inspection checks whether you cleaned your toilet

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Judiciary, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, regulations, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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A Minnesota town wants to make sure their residents are keeping a tidy home. Those who don’t submit to mandatory home inspections are being taken to court.

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Nanny State of the Week: Chicago aims to toughen ineffective plastic bag ban

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Illinois, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

AMERICAN NANNY:

Six months after passing a plastic bag ban, the city of Chicago is planning to step-up enforcement against those crinkly bandits blowing through the streets

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Watchdog Podcast: Obama blocks Keystone XL; California cuts coal

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  California, Commentary, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he would block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Nanny State of the Week: Bay Area bureaucrats ban fireplaces, wood stoves

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  California, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Part 59 of 68 in the series Nanny State of the Week The days are getting shorter, and nothing cuts through the chill of the coming winter like cozying up to a fireplace. Unless you’re in San Francisco, where residents are being told they’ll have to shiver in the dark or — perhaps worse for […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Do we need government regulations for daily fantasy sports?

By   /  October 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Daily fantasy sports are big business, and very popular, but do we need government regulations to make them fair for all players?

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Nanny State of the Week: County can use same lawn treatments it banned residents from using

By   /  October 13, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, Maryland, Nanny State of the Week, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

GOOD FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE:

Montgomery County, Maryland, has banned the use of many common lawn treatments because the chemicals are supposedly dangerous, but will continue to use those same chemicals on county-owned land like golf courses and parks.

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