Bloomberg takes another shot at Nevadans’ guns

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Nevada, News, State Government, State House, State Senate  /  No Comments

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A Bloomberg-backed group is back with a petition drive to revive a background check initiative for Nevada’s 2016 ballot.

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Court to hear disputed election and voter fraud allegations in New Mexico

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Elections, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Politics, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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A judge will determine a dispute over alleged voter fraud in absentee ballots cast from Sunland Park, the site of numerous political controversies.

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Teacher says union resorting to bully tactics in wake of decertification

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education, Kansas, News, unions  /  No Comments

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The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.

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Some city halls working for the (long) weekend

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Accountability, community, Local Government, Minnesota, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Nine western Twin Cities suburbs might as well post a ‘gone fishing’ sign on City Hall doors each Friday afternoon during summer. Closed for business. Come back Monday. Took dog to vet.

“The justification for summer hours was to make our city hall hours comparable with surrounding lake communities and due to the fact that Fridays have always historically been quieter days in terms of residents calling or stopping by city hall,” Dana Young, city administrator, clerk and treasurer for Deephaven, said in an email.

“Obviously, our administrative staff has also come to love summer hours, so that it has also evolved into somewhat of an employee benefit.”

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Citizens flay Virginia’s debt-ridden King George County

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Accountability, Government Waste, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

REFORMER: Supervisor Ruby Brabo clashes with fellow board members over tourism and fiscal issues. She conducts workshops to educate and motivate prospective political candidates.

King George County, a rural enclave of 25,000 people, has racked up $100 million in debt with a spending spree on new public buildings.

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ObamaCare pushes children with critical needs to the edge

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Federal Government, News, North Carolina, Obamacare  /  No Comments

IT'S PERSONAL: Families like the Currans that have critical needs have been feeling the brunt of higher deductibles, higher out-of-pocket expenses, higher co-pays and higher premiums.

Families like the Currans that have critical needs are feeling the brunt of higher deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, co-pays and premiums from ObamaCare.

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