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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County manager says taxpayers done paying convicted sheriff

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Sheriff Tommy Rodella refuses to resign after a conviction in federal court but the county manager says taxpayers in Rio Arriba County are through paying his salary.

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Mystery photo: NM horse racing officials review cheating allegations

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The New Mexico Racing Commission is investigating a mystery photo of two men to determine if they are trainers banned from the All American Futurity.

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Move over Saudi Arabia, here comes U.S. oil and gas

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Due in large part to what’s called the “shale revolution,” the U.S. is poised to replace Saudi Arabia as the world’s top producer of liquid petroleum.

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The Uber Effect: Why cab companies hate ridesharing

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Business, California, Government Regulation, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Taxi cab and limousine companies are fighting against ridesharing startups such as Uber and Lyft, fearing they are cutting into their businesses.

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Ridesharing companies get a lift in New Mexico court

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A New Mexico district court judge rejected a temporary restraining order Friday to stop ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber from operating in the state.

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