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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Jackson State dreams of a $200 million dome

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Economy, Government Waste, Local Government, Mississippi, Politics, State Lobbying, State Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo by Jackson State University

A Jackson State dome would cost $200 million, with $75 million of the bill picked up by Mississippi taxpayers.

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Fully funded ed program would strain Mississippi budget

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Waste, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, School Choice, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, Taxes, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

If the legislature is forced to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, the state’s budget will be in disarray.

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Focus of forum turns from candidates to video tracker

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Minnesota, News, Politics, State Politics  /  No Comments

Photo from MN Jobs Coalition.

No reward has been offered to the person who identifies the guy who, apparently, took it upon himself to enforce a League of Women Voters ban on videotaping candidate forums at Edina City Hall.

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First lady, not president, to campaign for WI gubernatorial candidate Burke

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Some political experts say Michelle Obama — and not Barack Obama — has been tapped to campaign in Wisconsin next week for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke because many voters view the president as a more polarizing figure.

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