By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org
She was driving south down Greenville in Dallas just past I-635 in a black BMW Z4. Left hand lane, barely moving, slowing up traffic. The middle-aged woman was texting.
Because she could.
It was, in the words of Gov. Greg Abbott, “adult driving behavior.”
Texas is one of four states that allows texting while […]
It’s responsible for ensuring public schools get quality teachers, yet the Minnesota Board of Teaching is getting progressively poorer marks from administrators, legislators, teachers and education advocates.
The board now faces its toughest exam — a 10-month investigation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor — the equivalent of going to the principal’s office.Read More →
Two down ticket races in Mississippi — state treasurer and three seats on the Mississippi Public Service Commission — could have huge consequences for taxpayers.Read More →
To the surprise of many, a legislative committee this week approved a bill that would make marijuana legal. The 5-2 vote in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee moves House Bill 2165 forward with little chance of going anywhere, of course.
Texas is no Colorado, after all.Read More →
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two pieces of legislation that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday would give taxpayers a better look at public-sector union contract negotiations, but Democrats and union leaders have decried the effort as an attempt to undermine organized labor.
One bill would require that the Independent Fiscal Office analyze the […]