Federal crop insurance bloats costs, plays favorites

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  California, Government Waste, National, News, Oregon, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

EATING THE COSTS: Federal crop insurance serves as a subsidy for some farmers, while excluding others.

Getting government out of the crop insurance business would save consumers nearly $1 billion a year.

A new study finds that the federal subsidy system is costing Americans more than they might pay in higher food prices.

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Richer or poorer? West has brighter economic horizon

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  California, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, National, Nevada, New York, News, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Regulations, South Dakota, State Government, Taxes, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

SHINING CITY ON THE HILL: Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, stand out as the nation's leader for business and growth. according to the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Salt Lake City and New York City are more than 2,173 miles apart, but they are polar extremes for economic growth, according to a national study released Wednesday.

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At $340 million, Barack Obama owns world record for most expensive music videos ever

By   /  March 12, 2015  /  Commentary, Oregon  /  No Comments

President Barack Obama probably didn't expect to hold a world record after passing Obamacare.

By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
The King of Pop has absolutely nothing on President Barack Obama.
The now-deceased Michael Jackson, he of crotch-grabbing, a white glove and extreme opulence, once held the record for most expensive music video in the history of the world.
As Forbes reported last fall, Michael and his sister, pop princess Janet Jackson, spent […]

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So far, no green hangover in Oregon

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Ethics, Lobbying, National, News, Oregon, State Government  /  No Comments

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Despite an investigation into the former governor of Oregon and his fiancée and their involvement with green energy groups, key environmental legislation is still on track.

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Oregon governor’s controversy puts green groups on the spot

By   /  February 10, 2015  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, Ethics, News, Oregon, Politics, State Government  /  No Comments

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A growing controversy involving the governor of Oregon and his fiancée has also put the spotlight on green groups that hired Cylvia Hayes for renewable energy work.

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‘Report Card on American Education’ a mixed bag for Oregon

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Federal Government, Oregon, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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ALEC’s annual Report Card on American Education shows both promising and concerning results for Oregon’s educational progress.

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