Watchdog Podcast: Behind The Headlines — Connecting the dots between lobbyists and members of Congress

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Podcast, Politics, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog Radio
This is Behind the Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the political news of the day.
In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Sarah Rosier of the Lucy Burns Institute to talk about its new report, an attempt to connect the dots between deep-pocketed lobbyists […]

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Groups push to end NSA spying before June

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  National, National Security, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

Photo Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation/Public Domain

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency’s authority to collect the phone records of millions of people is scheduled to end on June 1, and a bipartisan privacy coalition of 39 organizations wants to make sure it stays that way.

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Florida budget stand-off stalls cellphone tax cut

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Florida, News, Politics, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

(Photo Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons: http://bit.ly/1y923WB)

A standoff over health care is stalling a potential $470 million cut to the communications tax in Florida.

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New Jersey voters flee as Christie chases White House

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  New Jersey, News, Pensions, Politics  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

As Chris Christie applies for a job in the White House, he may want to think twice about using his New Jersey employers as references.

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Power grab? Mississippi utilities get new economic development abilities

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Under a new law, Mississippi utilities could be engaging into economic development activities, subject to regulatory approval.

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Drugs and taxes and stickers: A look at 2015 Mississippi Legislature

By   /  April 3, 2015  /  Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

Mississippians can breathe a sigh of relief as the Mississippi Legislature closes up shop for the year.

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