Christie runs for president – and away from $170 billion pension mess

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  New Jersey, Pensions, Politics, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Fresh from a failure to fix New Jersey’s pension system and its $170 billion deficit, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to formally announce his run for the White House next week. But first, the governor is expected to veto parts of a state budget that would restore $1.8 billion he cut from the state’s scheduled pension contribution. Next Tuesday, Christie has a date to tell the world why he should be the next president.

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Walmart enters fight over Mississippi Power rate hikes

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Local News, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Wal-Mart was accepted by the Mississippi Public Service Commission as an intervenor in the fight over Mississippi Power rate increases.

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Congress presses forward on patent reform

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Legislature, National, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

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The House Judiciary Committee followed the actions of its Senate counterpart on Thursday when it approved a bill critics warn will weaken the U.S. patent system.

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Mississippi has contingency plans if Obamacare challenge succeeds

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Regulation, Health Care, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

EXCHANGE: More than 104,000 Mississippians bought insurance off the federally-run exchange.

An Obamacare challenge could spell the end for federal subsidies on the federally-run health insurance exchange in Mississippi.

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Watchdog Podcast: At the Races — Lindsey Graham, dystopian fiction and the most insane tax increases of Martin O’Malley

By   /  June 8, 2015  /  Podcast, Politics, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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A look at two of the worst candidates in the ever-growing presidential field: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and former Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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