Maryland health care exchange keeps documents secret

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Health Care, Maryland, Open Records, Politics, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The state health care exchange is using the disclosure clause the Maryland Public Information Act to justify its own secrecy regarding its documents.

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Charity from poor and lower-middle class reach highs in Centennial State

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Colorado, community, Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Colorado Republicans are give somewhat more to charity than Democrats. The poor and lower-middle class give a higher percentage than everyone else.

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FCC chief under fire for media outreach involving net neutrality

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Free-market advocates are questioning the objectivity of the Federal Communications Commission after news the chairman’s press office coordinated with pro-net neutrality activists on media outreach. That outreach involves online protests in early September.

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Mississippi child-care center don’t need kitchens, board decides

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, community, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A proposed regulation mandating kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers was rejected by the state board of health Wednesday.

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Proposed EPA rule represents regulatory overreach, expert says

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, National, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A proposed EPA rule governing the waters of the United States could throw a wet blanket on the economy.

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Candidate boycotts League of Women Voters forum over camera ban

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Elections, First Amendment, Free Speech, Good Government, Minnesota, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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A citizen watchdog running for city council on the issue of increased transparency in local government plans to boycott an Oct. 14 League of Women Voters candidate forum due to the group’s ban on video or audio recording by anyone outside of the media.

Andrew Henderson decided to campaign for a seat on the Little Canada City Council, driven by his acquittal on disorderly conduct charges stemming from filming Ramsey County deputies responding to a medical call in October 2012.

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