Union-funded nonprofit that attacked Corbett faces IRS fine

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Pennsylvanians for Accountability, a labor union-funded political action committee that spent more than $1 million attacking Gov. Tom Corbett during the past two years, is in trouble with the IRS.
The group failed to file tax returns and could be fined as much as $50,000, the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit […]

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A Senate run for billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer looks more likely

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, Legislature, National, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Billionaire hedge fund manager and environmental activist Tom Steyer appears closer to making a run for U.S. Senate in California.

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Navy shipbuilding plans likely to run aground, report says

By   /  January 12, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, National, National Security, News, Politics, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding plan for 2015 shows that more money will be needed to boost the fleet’s numbers to 300 warships, according to a CBO report.

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Mississippi mayor, council take appointment fight to court

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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Two members of the Hattiesburg City Council will get their day in court Monday after suing Mayor Johnny Dupree over his administration appointments.

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Will new Congress take on ethanol?

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Iowa, Kansas, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The ethanol mandate in the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard has come under fire. Will the new Congress attempt to eliminate it?

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Plenty of issues for Mississippi Legislature to tackle in 2015

By   /  January 2, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature has several big issues to tackle in next month’s session.

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