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Legal expert calls John Chisholm’s Supreme Court petition ‘outlandish’

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NO SURPRISE: Milwaukee County District Attorney has filed his petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to save his abusive John Doe investigation into right-center groups

“Where I see this going is precisely nowhere,” said Andrew Grossman.

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Survey: Increasing support for public charters, school choice

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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Results of a national survey by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools show wide and deep support for charter schools where they already exist, as well as where school choice is limited. The NAPCS survey, based on interviews with more than a 1,000 parents, showed that 78 percent support a public charter school opening in their […]

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Watchdog Podcast: ‘I don’t think you could design a worse public policy if you tried’

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Clark Neily thought he had seen government at its worst.

Then he started working on civil forfeiture cases.

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D-Day on the horizon for Vermont pre-K program

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Education, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The scheduled end of a $33 million federal grant that funds full-time pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds could combine with demands that the program serve more kids and communities to stick Vermont taxpayers with a sizable tab.

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Businesses falsely named as carbon tax supporters

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Energy Independent Vermont claims businesses are joining the call for a carbon tax, but some business owners say they are being misrepresented by the environmentalist coalition.

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Johnson pushes government reform package

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The suite of bills aims to “strengthen inspectors general, curb improper payments and improve anti-fraud controls.”

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