Term limits could have unintended consequences for Mississippi Legislature

By   /  May 4, 2015  /  Ethics, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A term limit initiative could be appearing on a ballot in Mississippi, putting a cap of two consecutive terms on legislators and other statewide offices.

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Watchdog Podcast: At The Races — Setting the table for 2016 presidential campaign

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Issues, News, Podcast, Politics, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This is “At The Races,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.

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Some Mississippi state-owned parks ban guns despite open carry law

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A few Mississippi state-owned parks ban guns despite state laws giving firearms owners the right to carry within their boundaries.

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Maryland county’s wireless tax hike is for the kids

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Local News, Maryland, Politics, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Prince George’s County Council is approaching a June 1 deadline to adopt a new $3.63 billion budget proposed by county executive Rushern Baker, but his budget’s proposed tax increases could make residents’ wireless taxes the second highest in the nation.

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You can’t go green without some (taxpayer) green

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Green energy projects in Mississippi might be left high and dry without a proposed net metering rule and generous federal subsidies.

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Kansas lawmaker accuses governor of risking lives for Uber

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Kansas, Lobbying, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology, transportation  /  No Comments

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A leading Kansas state lawmaker accused Gov. Sam Brownback of endangering Kansans after a bill aimed at upping insurance requirements and mandating criminal background checks for ride-sharing drivers failed to gain Brownback’s signature on Monday.

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