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Watchdog Podcast: ‘I don’t think you could design a worse public policy if you tried’

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Clark Neily thought he had seen government at its worst.

Then he started working on civil forfeiture cases.

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Businesses falsely named as carbon tax supporters

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Energy Independent Vermont claims businesses are joining the call for a carbon tax, but some business owners say they are being misrepresented by the environmentalist coalition.

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Johnson pushes government reform package

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The suite of bills aims to “strengthen inspectors general, curb improper payments and improve anti-fraud controls.”

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Security expert: History shows NSA spying scandal wasn’t that bad

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“In the 1960s they (the FBI) tried to get Martin Luther King Jr. to commit suicide by blackmailing him,” Carafano said.

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Vermont AG office tight-lipped about ExxonMobil investigations workgroup

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont has joined a multi-state working group following a climate change meeting of state attorneys general last month, but details about the newly formed group are being kept from the public.

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Nanny State of the Week: A state license for breast-feeding advice?

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Issues, Jobs + Growth, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While some states take a hard look at the cost of occupational license laws, Minnesota might mandate more government-issued permission slips.

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