It has run $25 million over budget, it’s way behind schedule and, now, the new courthouse downtown has merchants worried that a decision to prohibit public parking will translate hurt their businesses.Read More →
By Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, a former Secretary of Agriculture in the Bush Administration, isn’t done pushing food safety sequester questions at the country’s current top farm hand.
In his latest letter to Sec. Tom Vilsack, Johanns, who is concerned that the lack of federal funds could result in furloughs for meat and poultry [...]Read More →
A Supreme Court ruling last week has important consequences for civil libertarians and police departments across the country.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter
UPDATED VERSION:11:26 p.m. 2/6
MADISON – Sin is in, and fat is where it’s at — when it comes to taxes.
Aiming to make American consumers break bad habits, governments across the land of the free are levying a wider array of “sin taxes.”
From cigarettes to sex to soft drinks to bacon, specialty [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Dan McGroarty would tell you the irony is about as rich as the critical mineral resources untapped in the United States.
McGroarty, principal of the American Resources Policy Network, a nonprofit, pro-mining think tank based in Washington, D.C., has seen sundry environmental groups rallying against proposed mining sites — [...]