By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — In Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization debate, everyone wants a taste.
A new special interest is suddenly asking for a seat at the table after the state legislature’s actions threaten the financial fortunes of its members.Read More →
By Tushar Rae | Iowa Watchdog contributor
DES MOINES – Good intentions aren’t the only driving force behind Iowa’s education reform efforts.
State education agencies, special interest groups and for-profit education companies have spent thousands in 2012 and 2013 to hire lobbyists and pad the pockets of lawmakers who sit on key committees.Read More →
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota governments and other entities spent at least $1.1 million on taxpayer-funded lobbying in Washington, D.C., in 2012, according to a Watchdog Minnesota analysis of federal disclosure information.
The findings, in combination with the State Auditor’s annual report on local government lobbying in St. Paul, put the total cost of [...]
The battle for sensible, legal recreational marijuana policy is far from over, and rampant bureaucracy is swallowing Amendment 64.Read More →
TOPEKA — What many expected to be a tussle over schools using taxpayer dollars to sue the state turned into a gun fight regarding threats to the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.Read More →
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on May 25, 2013 at 3:05am
Hawaii Subcounty Population Facts for July 1, 2012 t.co/0a4SGH0ba0
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on May 24, 2013 at 11:01pm
WTF?!?! This is where I live!’Winter’- maybe even snow - to return for Memorial Day weekend t.co/XOxHbpyHYl
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on May 24, 2013 at 10:39pm
NEW: Sacramento family fights seizure of child by CPS t.co/aFO1AoNBkM
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on May 24, 2013 at 10:22pm
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on May 24, 2013 at 9:50pm
Hickenlooper postpones tough decision t.co/wVv4w0tEV3
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