Nanny state of the week: New York’s soda ban could be back — but for kids only

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, New York, Power Abuse, State Government, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, has proposed legislation that would ban the sale of sugary drinks of 16 ounces or larger to minors across the state.

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Increased education spending doesn’t always equal better results

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Education, Mississippi, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Increased education spending in Mississippi doesn’t always lead to better results according to an examination of data by a school-choice group.

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Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Accountability, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Inspector General at the Department of Energy puts most of the blame on the $500 million loss to taxpayers on a loan to Solyndra on the company, not the department.

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Colorado per diem increases next year, topping all but one state

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Colorado, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Colorado lawmakers who already take per diem on days off and one of the highest reimbursement rates in the country will get an increase next year in the daily rate.

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Anti-corruption group’s ethics boards face ethical problems

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Florida, Issues, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Caution_bribe_coming_through_washington_dc_2’s quest to get money out of politics comes with all-powerful ethics committees which are already leading to doubts about their efforts.

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An open letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Commentary, First Amendment, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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What you missed in reporting on the new email was the politicization of the John Doe.

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