Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Gov. Christie has no records of who pays for travel, staff claims

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Mexico, Ohio, Open Records, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
While Chris Christie has been vocal during a 19-state campaign trip that ends today, his staff has little to say about who pays for the New Jersey governor’s extensive political travels.
Christie’s office claims it has no records, emails or correspondence concerning the trips, and that it is exempt from […]

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Poll: Boot California, Texas, Florida out of the union

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, National, New York, News, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming  /  No Comments

A NEW CALIFORNIA: California is the most populous state and the third-largest state, geographically. One of its 58 counties is larger geographically than the nine smallest U.S. states – and larger than the four smallest ones combined.

Take a hike, Golden State. Hit the door, Empire State. Lone Star State, yes, even you. We’ll need you to go form your own government, but you should be used to that by now.

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Wichita man who complained about regulations now asks for your tax dollars

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Ethics, Government Regulation, Kansas, Local Government, Local News, Regulations, Taxes, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Gary Oborny of Wichita appeared on Fox News in August to complain about regulations- but now he wants the city to use those to give him tax money

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‘Activate Wichita’ outreach system may be echo chamber of positivity

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Kansas, Local Government, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Activate Wichita

By Bob Weeks | WatchdogWire.com
Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.”
On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log […]

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Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, National, News, Politics & Elections, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.

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