Watchdog Podcast: Sanctuary cities, immigration reform and the out-of-control EPA

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, National, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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A look at some recent comments made by Republican governors about one key aspect of the immigration debate: what to do about sanctuary cities.

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Wyoming man challenges outrageous EPA fines

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, Judiciary, National, News, Power Abuse, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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A rancher is taking the EPA to court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he build a small pond on his property.

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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  News, Power Abuse, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people against their will,” Quintero asserts.

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Criminal probe secrets center on Christie’s second-in-command

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  New Jersey, News, Open Records, Pensions, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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The public’s right to know the outcome of a criminal probe of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be debated next week in state appellate court. New Jersey Watchdog is appealing a lower court’s decision not to release the findings of an investigation by the state attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice.

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Citizen groups sue Christie over campaign security costs

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  New Jersey, 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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Watchdog Podcast: Is there any accountability at the EPA?

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In the aftermath of the EPA-caused catastrophe in Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top officials said they took “full responsibility” for the spill. What does that really mean?

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