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Minter, Scott anything but a carbon copy on carbon tax

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Republican Phil Scott promises to veto a carbon tax. Democrat Sue Minter says she’ll decide later.

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Disgraced liberal operative Scott Foval’s left-wing friends disappear in Wisconsin

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Voter Fraud, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


“I’ve been out of the loop. I wouldn’t comment on anything I know nothing about. Sorry,” Peg Lautenschlager said.

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N.Y. GOP accuses teachers union of campaign violations

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Education Blog, New York, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

NO LIMITS: After Citizens United, states and the federal government can no longer limit campaign contributions from unions, corporations or individuals. But some Democrats in Congress are trying to change the Constitution to make such limits possible again.

New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox  has filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections alleging that the state teacher’s union exceeded contribution limits to Democratic Senate candidates and that the organizations share staff in violation of state law. A spokesman for the union said it “follows both the letter and spirit of […]

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Skeptical residents engage with Zuckerman on wind project

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor David Zuckerman ventured into politically unfriendly territory to hear residents’ concerns and frustrations about the Swanton Wind project.

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The murky politics of overhauling Florida’s voter registration data

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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There might be a solution to Florida’s perennial double-voting problem — but it comes with its own set of costs. Cleaning up the voter rolls has long been a pet project of conservative-leaning advocacy groups, while liberal groups call for easier access to voter registration. Back in 2012, Florida officials performed true to expectation, as Gov. […]

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Republican groups ask State Department to expedite FOIA requests on Feingold

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Jon Tester and I are friends and we talked on a number of occasions. But I never asked him for any kind of endorsement,” Feingold said.

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