Top reporter failed to disclose ties to Dem AG candidate

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Nevada, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By Ciara Matthews | Watchdog.org
Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston has used his television show and blog to slam Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt.
It’s possible the heat in Ralston’s anti-Laxalt reporting is generated by Ralston’s undisclosed personal and professional relationship with former Gov. Bob Miller, father of Laxalt’s opponent, Democrat Ross Miller.
In his autobiography, “Son of a [...]

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Report: No district attorney will investigate District Attorney John Chisholm

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo: Milwaukee County District Attorney's office

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Of the 48 Wisconsin district attorneys asked to investigate allegations that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm abused his power in launching a secret investigation into conservatives, not one is available to take on the job, according to a new report by Dodge County District Attorney Kurt F. Klomberg.

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County loses money over apparent laid-back financial management approach

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Taxpayers paid more than $26,000 to three former Meigs County finance directors, who, evidently, had a laid-back approach to financial management, according to a state Comptroller’s audit released Thursday.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: Making the rich pay their ‘fair share’

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Source: Tax Foundation

Part 2 of 2 in the series PA governor’s race

Part two in a series exploring the issue of taxes in the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.  Read part one here.
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to make taxes in Pennsylvania more fair.
Some of the state’s wealthier residents might question [...]

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Lincoln arena ekes out first-year profit, thanks to infusion of cash

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Matt Masin for Nebraska Watchdog

Lincoln’s new Pinnacle Bank Arena finished its first year in the black – just barely and with the help of half-million-dollar infusion of cash from its umbrella agency.

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PA lawmakers grant NRA, other groups standing to sue over local gun laws

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Municipal leaders across Pennsylvania are fretting over legislation that would give the National Rifle Association the power to sue over local gun regulations that reach beyond state law, but the NRA believes it’s their own fault should they end up on the losing side of an expensive court battle.

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