Watchdog Podcast: Kentucky clerk is wrong to block gay marriages; Big Labor fighting freedom in Missouri

By   /  September 4, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Kentucky, National, Pensions, Podcast, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Kim Davis, a county clerk who this week made national headlines for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is wrong and should step down.

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Some say right-to-work legislation could strengthen Missouri unions

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  Issues, Labor, Missouri, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

LESS IS MORE? A committee discussing downsizing state government is listening to public concerns this week.

Unions generally oppose right-to-work laws, like one being considered in Missouri, but even some labor activists say they could actually strengthen unions.

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Boeing, other Ex-Im Bank supporters threaten to fire workers if they don’t get their way

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Boeing announced last week that it could be cutting hundreds of jobs because of the closure of the Ex-Im Bank.

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Anti-corruption group’s ethics boards face ethical problems

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

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Represent.us’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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In Missouri, labor unions’ dwindling muscle tracks national decline

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Issues, Labor, Missouri, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Membership in Missouri unions is shrinking, and their political influence is dwindling. Preventing the passage of right-to-work won’t change that.

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Citizen groups sue Christie over campaign security costs

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Three citizen groups are suing Chris Christie in an effort to stop the New Jersey governor from using state funds to pay for the cost of security travel during out-of-state campaign trips as he runs for the White House.

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