Burke backtracking on support of former governor’s policies

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is trying distance herself from former Gov. Jim Doyle, according to an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board, saying “there are certainly things we don’t see eye to eye on.”

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Proposals 1 and 2: Protect the wolves or make them game?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Elections, Energy and Environment, Michigan, Regulations, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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This November, ballot proposals 14-1 and 14-2, referendums of Act 520 of 2012 and Act 21 of 2013 respectively, would make wolves a game species in Michigan.

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Is a school system’s campaign for a ballot referendum legal?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Education, Elections, Lobbying, Local Government, North Carolina, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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When a school system campaigns for a sales tax referendum in an upcoming election, is this overstepping North Carolina law?

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Nevada’s Question 3: ‘Margin Tax’ or ‘Education Initiative’

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Nevada, State Elections, State Government, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The battle over Question 3, called either the “Margin Tax” or “The Education Initiative”, will be one of the most contentious and expensive races in Nevada.

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Supreme Court’s blockage of WI voter ID law only temporary, election reform expert says

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Elections, News, Voter Fraud, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday may have blocked Wisconsin’s voter identification law, but an election reform expert is calling the decision purely procedural and expects the requirement to be in place at some point in the future.
The high court didn’t give a reason for its decision in a brief [...]

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Oregon’s first lady admits to past ‘green-card marriage’ with 18-year-old

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Elections, Ethics, Northwest, Oregon, Politics & Elections, State Government, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
Talk about an October surprise!
The first lady of Oregon — though she’s technically not married to the governor yet —tearfully admitted Thursday that she once married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in exchange for around $5,000 so he could get a green-card.
Cylvia Hayes was forced to come clean after the the Willamette Week, an alternative newspaper, began [...]

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