It’s the priorities, stupid

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, State Budgets, State Government, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It is not just that Illinois has lived for more than a decade on budgets that weren’t “real.”
It’s that  the state’s upside down priorities became entrenched during those years of deficit spending, Democratic State Rep Jack Franks said.
Franks, the only Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives to consistently vote […]

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Fat kids and drug cartels: The lessons 81 years after prohibition

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, National, News, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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If you had a beer with the weekend’s football games or a glass of wine after some holiday shopping, then congratulations. You celebrated the 81st anniversary of the end of Prohibition.

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Illinois’ eavesdropping proposal aims to protect cops, government first

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Audio, Free Speech, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Calling Illinois’ proposed eavesdropping law a push to protect privacy is like calling a triple bacon cheeseburger a light snack.

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What it would look like if Ilinois actually valued school kids

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, State Budgets, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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As Illinois’ state budget climbed to $35 billion a year, schools in the Land of Lincoln are seeing less from state government.

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IL Democrats take advantage of last days of one-party rule

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, State Budgets, State Government, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Illinois Democrats have one last bite at the apple before a new Republican governor takes over in January.

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On demand: Chaotic meetings lead agency to post videos

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Local Government, Minnesota, News, Video  /  No Comments

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Meetings of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District meetings won’t give “Parks and Recreation” a run in the ratings, but a few more viewers would be nice.

“Just so we don’t finish last,” said MCWD interim administrator Jeff Spartz. “The other watershed district (Rice Creek) that has videotapes of its meetings available typically gets under a dozen hits a month.”

The obscure agency’s meetings premiere on YouTube in December.

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