Mississippi might have built nuclear plant with proven technology

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Stimulus, Georgia, Government Regulation, Indiana, Mississippi, News, Politics, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Southern Company

Turns out, Mississippi might have built a nuclear power plant.

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Voters’ rights face bipartisan backlash in Congress

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Alabama, Congress, Federal Government, Georgia, Mississippi, National, News, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Patrick Leahy

Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.

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Georgia’s school-choice program draws legal challenge

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Education, Georgia, News  /  No Comments

Robin Lamp is grateful for the opportunities her daughters, Haley and Hannah, have had through Georgia's tax-credit scholarship program.

Robin Lamp calls herself “more than just a PTO parent.” She made a point to be involved in her daughters’ education, learning about the curriculum and working behind the scenes.

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Off location: Would taxpayers in GA, Texas subsidize ABC’s ‘Nashville?’

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Georgia, News, Tennessee, Texas  /  No Comments

NASHVILLE: A scene from ABC's "Nashville."

If you’re a taxpayer in Georgia or Texas, pay attention.

In a few months’ time it’s possible your money will subsidize a product designed to advertise and help Tennessee.

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Militarized police may be in a town near you

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Arkansas, California, Georgia, Local Government, Minnesota, National, New Mexico  /  No Comments

ROLLING OUT IN ST. CLOUD: A retrofitted armored military vehicle is in use by the police department in the town of St. Cloud, Minn. Photo by Jim Maurice of  WJON.com.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico Watchdog story about a 30-second commercial for the police department in Hobbs has drawn national attention, with a well-known author and civil libertarian criticizing the ad running on television stations across the state emphasizing aggressive, military-style policing.
But Radley Balko points out the Hobbs video isn’t unique. In [...]

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Auditor says government supervisors do poor job of rooting out fraud

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Audit

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — You might assume someone who audits a local and state government’s finances is supposed to uncover waste, fraud and abuse, but you assume incorrectly, according to an auditor who works in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
That’s the often-unfulfilled job of state and local officials who supervise those offices, [...]

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