It’s unanimous: Nevada rolls dice on Tesla ‘Gigafactory’

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Nevada, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Nevada Legislature unanimously passed all four pieces of a massive $1.3 billion incentive package to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the Silver State.

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Wheels turn slowly on Tesla deal in Nevada Legislature

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Finances, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Nevada, State Government, State Politics, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The first day of the Special Session to consider legislation for the Tesla deal for Northern Nevada contained no votes, but we finally may know all the details.

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Ethical concerns surface within California Fish and Game Commission

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, California, Energy and Environment, Ethics, Legislature, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Veronica Petersen | WatchdogWire.com
The California Fish and Game Commission usually is not a topic of everyday interest, but if you discuss important events while eating locally grown oysters, it’s time to start paying attention to the direction of the commission.
In December 2013, the National Shooting Sports Foundation issued a formal complaint in an attempt to open [...]

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Maryland senator votes in favor of his lobbyist wife’s client

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Legislature, Lobbying, Maryland, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A Maryland senator voted against a bill which would have been harmful to the client whom his lobbyist wife represented during the 2014 legislative session.

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Mississippi taxpayers owe $10,700 apiece for mounting debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Constitution, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Can anyone spare an extra $10,700 for each Mississippi taxpayer?

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Hickenlooper’s veto may benefit unexpected fundraisers

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Colorado, Elections, Legislature, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

GREAT UNEXPECTATIONS:

By Jackie Moreau | WatchdogWire.com
Colorado’s most recent legislative session was one of “unexpectations.”
Gov. Hickenlooper unexpectedly vetoed a finance-reform bill that kept unexpected fundraisers satisfied, Watchdog Wire’s  Joshua Sharf reports.
House Bill14-1375, which passed with bipartisan support, targeted Tax Increment Financing and developers who have been able to subvert costs of development projects from its revenue. TIF [...]

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