Questions rise over Democratic groups’ campaign finances in state senate races

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Colorado, Elections, Lobbying, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A set of Democratic-supporting 527s and independent expenditure committees may be in violation of Colorado campaign finance law.

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Is a school system’s campaign for a ballot referendum legal?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Education, Elections, Lobbying, Local Government, North Carolina, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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When a school system campaigns for a sales tax referendum in an upcoming election, is this overstepping North Carolina law?

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Fully funded ed program would strain Mississippi budget

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Waste, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, School Choice, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, Taxes, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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If the legislature is forced to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, the state’s budget will be in disarray.

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Mississippi radio group has gotten $8 million from taxpayers

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Earmarks, Government Waste, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi radio group is an all-too-frequent feeder at the state trough.

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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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Taxpayers foot bill for state’s two baseball stadiums

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  community, Economy, Government Waste, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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If you say “play ball” in Mississippi, taxpayers pick up the tab.

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