By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Major League Baseball’s 2013 season may be under way, but the Chicago Cubs have already claimed one championship: biggest political spender.
Chicago’s North side baseball franchise dropped $13.9 million in political contributions during the 2012 election season, the bulk of which came from owner Joe Ricketts.
The Cubs’ political [...]
Folk heroes to some, villains to others, the owners of the Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque have refused to abide by the city’s recently adopted minimum wage ordinance.
The increase, they say, would bury their 18-year-old small business.Read More →
By Rob Nikolewski | New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE — Freshman state Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, says he wants to encourage business development.
But at the same time, companies that receive taxpayer money should pay if they fail to make good on their promises.
“I consider myself a pro-business guy, but at the same time we want to [...]
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — If Linda Jones McKee wants to sell a bottle of wine from Tamanend Winery at liquor stores in Maryland, she knows just what to do.
Call up a distributor, and make an appointment. Bring in some samples to find out what the distributor likes. If they’re interested, negotiate a price [...]