Obamacare court decision ‘potentially crushing’ for NM health exchange

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Health Care, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

obamacare

An appeals court decision puts Obamacare at risk and could be “potentially crushing” for New Mexicans who signed up for subsidies through the federal exchange.

Read More →

Will John Doe prosecutors launch lengthy probe against Trek Bicycle?

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Mary Burke

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. — The Republican Party of Wisconsin on Tuesday filed a formal complaint with the state’s election and campaign watchdog accusing Trek Bicycle Corp., owned by the family of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

The GOP accuses Wisconsin-based Trek of using corporate dollars to aid and defend Burke’s campaign.

Read More →

Nonprofit allegedly gets taxpayer grants after IRS revokes tax status

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

hud.gov

The executive director of a South Florida business group is accused of applying for government support as a nonprofit even after the IRS revoked the group’s tax-exempt status in 2010.

Read More →

Marijuana is law enforcement’s cash crop

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

SEEING GREEN: In the last 10 years, Kansas law enforcement have split $6.3 million reaped from drug tax stamp laws.

In Kansas, the War on Drugs is really just the war on marijuana.

At least, that’s the picture painted by the latest statistics from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Read More →

University of North Dakota will continue debit card partnership despite ‘unconscionable’ activities

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

univ-north-dakota

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — In 2009 the University of North Dakota decided, over protests from students, to partner with HigherOne to distribute excess financial aid dollars to students on debit cards.
Now a $15-million settlement of class=action lawsuit has one student leader saying “told you so” even as the school’s [...]

Read More →

Grassroots activism to raise L.A.’s minimum wage isn’t all local

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  California, News  /  No Comments

NOT ALL LOCAL: Jose Vanderburg of Seattle's 15 Now said he would work to bring a higher wage to LA.

A grassroots campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Los Angeles reaches beyond city borders.

Read More →