New study says Obamacare hurts businesses

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Health Care, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

In a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, more than 18 percent of businesses responded that they have cut down on employees and reduced hiring due to expenses incurred by the Affordable Care Act.

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Ferguson officials charge inflated fees for access to public documents

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Journalism, Local Government, Local News, Missouri, Open Records, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Press organizations investigating the Michael Brown incident are being charged incredibly high fees for public records by the city of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Obamaphone use up 100-fold in Maryland

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Federal Government, Maryland, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A new report claims that use of consumer subsidized Obamaphones in Maryland grew 100-fold in three years.

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Who’s paying the bill? Report casts questions on GAB and John Doe payments

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – That state’s Government Accountability Board has been less-than accountable about its expenditures concerning a certain special-investigator-turned special prosecutor in the secret John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups.

But does a new report produced for state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, suggest that the GAB may have sidestepped a judge’s order and the law in the pursuit of its “legal theory”?

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Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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One small Virginia town’s opinion has become the target of a racial discrimination complaint by a fair housing group and the shuttered college that would have benefited from housing undocumented immigrant minors.

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Independents hold key in Maine governor’s race

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Maine, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

LIGHTNING ROD: Maine Gov. Paul LePage has infuriated the Left with his cost-cutting agenda and his off-the-cuff comments. Independent hopeful Eliot Cutler, hardly a conservative, may be Republican LePage's most valuable asset in this fall's three-way gubernatorial race.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
AUGUSTA, Maine — Outspoken and under fire, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is in danger of losing his re-election bid.
One of the most conservative governors in the country, LePage triangulated his way to victory in 2010 with 38 percent of the vote. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who siphoned enough Democratic support to give [...]

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