Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Ferguson officials charge inflated fees for access to public documents

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Local News, Missouri, Open Records, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Press organizations investigating the Michael Brown incident are being charged incredibly high fees for public records by the city of Ferguson, Missouri.

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State, local laws force public employees to pay labor unions

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Kentucky, Labor, Michigan, Missouri, National, 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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Could giving government more power save school choice?

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Children in St. Louis-area schools are faced with a grim reality: many are enrolled in failing schools — like the ones in the unaccredited Normandy School District — without the means or option to leave.

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Father fights for son’s education in troubled St. Louis-area schools

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Paul Davis doesn’t know how he’s going to make ends meet, but he knows he will never send his son to Normandy High School in St. Louis.

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Nanny of the week: MO town bans breastfeeding near pools

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Mothers in Missouri are allowed to breastfeed their children in public, provided they use as much discretion as possible — unless they’re near a public pool in the town of Warrensburg.

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