Proposals 1 and 2: Protect the wolves or make them game?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Elections, Energy and Environment, Michigan, Regulations, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Midwest Region

This November, ballot proposals 14-1 and 14-2, referendums of Act 520 of 2012 and Act 21 of 2013 respectively, would make wolves a game species in Michigan.

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, unions, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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Highly paid government union boss screams for ‘solidarity,’ stronger unions

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Florida, Michigan, National, News, Ohio, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

March on Washington

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders, who was paid $350,058 last year, demanded union solidarity and raged against Big Labor’s critics in a Sept. 16 speech.

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FOIA reform languishes in Michigan Senate

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Michigan, Transparency, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Jack Spencer | WatchdogWire.com
A measure aimed at assuring that government entities can’t use artificially inflated costs to stifle the public’s ability to obtain information is buried in a Senate committee.
It is believed that if House Bill 4001 were to be voted on by the full Senate, it would stand a good chance of passing, but with [...]

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State, local laws force public employees to pay labor unions

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, National, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

LEFT IN THE DARK: The Democracy Alliance is the champion of liberal 'Dark Money.'

Taxpayer money goes to mandatory union “fair share” or “agency” fees in Washington, D.C. and 23 U.S. states.

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Ahoy, matey! Michigan Senate supports ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ resolution

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Michigan, State Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
International Talk like a Pirate Day last week, and it wasn’t just the kids that got into the act.
Michigan State Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw, for the second year in a row, sponsored a resolution acknowledging the day “as a tribute to Michigan’s rich and vibrant history of piracy on the Great Lakes.” In [...]

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