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Feingold once compared his life in politics to being an entrepreneur

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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” I built a career that I think was a good one … I had to do the kind of things that entrepreneurs do,” Feingold said.

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Wind turbines, education separate Minter and Scott in Vermont debate

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

TWO FUTURES: Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter had their first gubernatorial debate in Randolph, and the candidates offered different visions for the future on many key issues.

Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter differed widely on issues in their first head-to-head gubernatorial debate last night at the Chandler Music Hall in downtown Randolph.

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After losing in Supreme Court, Iowa felons turn to legislature in search of voting rights

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Iowa, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Kelli Jo Griffin took her four children to the voting booth in 2013 to teach them the value of democracy. Little did she know, she was breaking the law. Earlier that year, Griffin, 42, came off probation for delivering less than a hundred grams of cocaine. When she was convicted in 2008, she lost her right […]

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Senator’s letter to MMAC board points to ‘dangers’ of donation to union front group

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo by MacIver Institute

“It is this pay-to-play political kickback that frustrates many in Wisconsin.

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Mississippi governor is far from state’s highest paid public official

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Graph by Steve Wilson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes $122,160, a salary that is dwarfed by 36 school district superintendents and other local officials.

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Wisconsin GOP blasts Feingold as Obama administration struggles with ransom semantics

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Fox 6 News

“Senator (Russ) Feingold should … condemn the President for lying to the American people.” – Wisconsin GOP

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