Clean Power Plan opponents celebrate stay of federal ‘intrusion’

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Judiciary, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Clean Power Plan would significantly harm Wisconsin’s economy,” said Scott Manley of WMC.

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Hearings slated for surveillance technology, WIAA open records bills

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Many of these technologies have the capability of collecting massive amounts of personal data risking infringement of constitutional rights,” the lawmakers said.

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Watchdog Podcast: Was Iowa the Super Bowl of the presidential race, or just Opening Day?

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, but for many political junkies, the big game came a few days early.

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Bipartisan support for fixing occupational licensing system

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Senators from both parties agree with the White House on the issue of occupational licensing: it’s out of control.

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HUD backs millions in loans on projects worth a fraction of the debt

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Federal Government, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, News, North Carolina, Ohio, Open Records, Taxes, Washington  /  No Comments

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Despite a warning from its economist, HUD went forward with a loan guarantee for an upscale retirement development that defaulted, leaving taxpayers on the hook for nearly $50 million.

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Watchdog Podcast: What would Alexander Hamilton think of Donald Trump?

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Alexander Hamilton worried American democracy would be “spoiled by demagogues” who would use populism to hide despotism. Was he talking about Donald Trump?

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