‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The (documents) reveal just how far they went,” the source said. “These warrants reached well beyond what could be seen as real targets.”

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Ready for the end of affirmative action?

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Part 55 of 55 in the series Trouble in Texas

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
When Watchdog.org set out to examine the admissions practices at the University of Texas two years ago, we weren’t trying to bring about the end of affirmative action in higher education.
But after a surprise U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear an affirmative […]

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SCOTUS may be next step for Colorado’s school-choice program

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Attorneys who argued a pro-school-choice case in Colorado are “seriously considering” appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down Monday a pilot voucher program in Douglas County.

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Critics say Assembly prevailing wage reforms don’t go far enough

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“We’re disappointed by Speaker Vos’s plan to leave Wisconsin’s indefensible prevailing wage requirement largely intact,” Eric Bott, Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin, said in a statement.

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Nanny State of the Week: L.A. plans to jail unlicensed street vendors

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  California, Jobs + Growth, Local Government, Local News, Nanny State of the Week, News  /  No Comments

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Los Angeles is planning to crack down on street vendors, as the nanny state strikes another blow against the poor.

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Pennsylvania budget battle poses taxing questions

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Republican lawmakers spent the weekend advancing a $30.1 billion budget plan that holds the line on taxes, but it faces a near-certain veto from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

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