Billions in loans may save pensions or sink New Jersey

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, National, New Jersey, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

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The federal government should rescue troubled state pension plans with billions of dollars in long-term loans, proposed New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney. The trillion-dollar question is whether it would save public pensions or sink them deeper in debt.

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Spectrum demands driving AT&T merger

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

AT&T's merger recently approved by the FCC allows the companies to expand in the face of bureaucratic restraints on spectrum supply.

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The wireless industry recently revealed it takes 13 years on average to make new spectrum available to the industry. AT&T’s recent merger with DirecTV appears to be a way to get the spectrum without the wait.

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Situation critical: Obamacare costs set to pummel state budgets

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Health Care, Maryland, National, News, Washington, West Virginia  /  No Comments

As Obamacare costs rocket past projections, will Washington D.C. rescue the states?

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Charter merger exposes net neutrality coalition rift

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Lobbying, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

Net neutrality advocate Marvin Ammori speaking at a 2010 conference. His recent oped in Wired explaining his decision to work for Charter on its merger has upset allies in the net neutrality community.

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One of America’s leading “net neutrality” proponents is going to work for a major telecommunications corporation — a move decried by some of his fellow “neutrality” advocates.

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Watchdog Podcast: California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Alaska, California, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, WatchBlog  /  No Comments


Watchdog Podcast: [Ep 93] California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

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Gov. Kasich’s Obamacare Roadshow returns to New Hampshire

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Health Care, National, New Hampshire, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is finally official, but his support for Obamacare expansion remains unchanged.

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