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Source: Federal agents on site this week at troubled Social Security office

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The corruption is not just in the Madison office, it’s in the regional office,” Keller said.

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Regional haze win part of bigger battle against ‘coercive federalism’

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

Michael Nasi, in the trenches of the state of Texas' war on EPA overreach.

While much media attention has been paid to the propensity for Texas attorneys general to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, much less has been paid to their recent victories. Unless you subscribe to a legal or environmental newsletter, you might have missed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit halting the EPA’s attempt to […]

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Philly mayor praises ‘regressive’ soda tax at Dem convention

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  National, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

James Kenney and Hillary

“Where do we draw the line with government and what we can and cannot do?” he said.

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Kemper Project costs increase by $9 million in June

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Power

The bottom line for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant increased by $9 million in June, bringing the total cost to $6.76 billion.

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Auditor general targets Pennsylvania pensions

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  News, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania fiscal watchdog Eugene DePasquale said, “We’re paying them a lot of money. What are we getting in return?”

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D.C. student transportation planning neglects adults

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News, Transportation  /  No Comments

EXPANSION: Virginia will have greater say on the newly expanded Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board to 17 members. (Photo AP)

Families and schools bracing for the impact of a 23-day shutdown of some segments of the D.C. Metro in October can use a new tracking map — unless the students are adults. The Deputy Mayor for Education’s office and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority created the data tool to track entries and exits at train stations […]

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