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Judge dismisses suit against Maine governor in charter-school hiring case

By   /  May 5, 2016  /  Education Blog, Maine  /  No Comments

LIGHTNING ROD: Maine Gov. Paul LePage has infuriated the Left with his cost-cutting agenda and his off-the-cuff comments. Independent hopeful Eliot Cutler, hardly a conservative, may be Republican LePage's most valuable asset in this fall's three-way gubernatorial race.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage used blackmail — in the form of state spending cuts — to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to Democratic state House Speaker Mark Eves, who filed the suit. Eves says he will appeal. Read the whole thing […]

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Big guns, big money coming out as battle over the crude oil export ban intensifies

By   /  September 7, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Maine, Montana, National, New Jersey, New Mexico, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Images from commercials by Domestic Energy Partners Alliance (left) and Allied Progress (right)

TV viewers and some politicians are getting swamped by media campaigns over lifting the U.S.crude oil export ban.

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Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn’t offer

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, Maine, National, New York, Oregon, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.

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U.S. subsidies energize foreign corporations

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Connecticut, Federal Government, Maine, Massachusetts, National, New York, News, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

YOUR MONEY GOES HERE: Spanish utility giant Iberdrola received nearly $2.2 billion through federal stimulus programs.

The United States may have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, but large companies, including foreign firms, are reaping billions of dollars in subsidies from Uncle Sam. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., says it’s past time to end corporate welfare schemes that gamble with the public’s money

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A long, cold winter brings energy sticker shock to New England

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Maine, Massachusetts, National, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of John York

One small business owner in New England has seen his company’s energy bills nearly quadruple. The region lacks natural gas infrastructure capacity.

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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, 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 […]

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