Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

THE DEBATE:

 
By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot challenger in the November race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat.
Mowrer continues to assert that he “established” the U.S. Army’s Office of [...]

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Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

TAX GAP: Tax return documents obtained by Wisconsin Reporter indicate Burke was not listed in the state database as an income taxpayer that year, although her resume lists her working at her father's Wisconsin holding company.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes – particularly over the course of her campaign.

And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record.

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Top reporter failed to disclose ties to Dem AG candidate

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Nevada, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

AP photo

 
By Ciara Matthews | Watchdog.org
Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston has used his television show and blog to slam Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt.
It’s possible the heat in Ralston’s anti-Laxalt reporting is generated by Ralston’s undisclosed personal and professional relationship with former Gov. Bob Miller, father of Laxalt’s opponent, Democrat Ross Miller.
In his autobiography, “Son of a [...]

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Florida voters will decide funding guarantee for conservation initiative

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

MISAPPROPRIATION? Environmentalist groups wants to secure 33 percent of the document stamp tax collected for the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF) goes to buy new land and protect the water resources.
(Photo courtesy Freeimages.com)

Florida voters are being asked to guarantee funding for land acquisition and water conservation by changing the state’s Constitution.

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Voting officials scoff at a recount, so citizen groups take action

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Elections, Nevada, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

Nevada secretary of state photo

By Carlo Maffatt | Watchdog.org
LAS VEGAS  — Your next representative in Congress could end up being, well, somebody like Mike Monroe, if something isn’t done about the electoral system, critics say.
Fed up with voting machine discrepancies, some folks are taking matters into their own hands and are organizing grassroots efforts to reduce voter fraud and electoral [...]

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: What we know, and what we don’t

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

OF TOMS AND TAXES: Tom Wolf, left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, says the state's richest residents should pay a higher share of the state's education costs. He wants to implement a more progressive tax system to shift the burden away from property taxes.

Four years ago, Pennsylvanians went to the polls and elected Tom Corbett as the 46th governor of their state.

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