By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Virginia’s reputation as a state friendly to business growth isn’t just for giant corporations.
A new study out from website Thumbtack.com and the Kauffman Foundation found the Old Dominion to be the sixth friendliest state for small business growth.
The study, which is in its second year, gave Virginia [...]
Not only can you “actually see Russia” from some parts of Alaska, but you may also see the wrong end of a missile launched from North Korea.Read More →
By John K. Ross | Watchdog.org
Local governments are still using eminent domain in Colorado despite a 2006 state law meant to limit municipalities’ ability to seize property for private development.
In Fort Collins, officials are pushing a plan to redevelop the Foothills Mall. But Sears owns its property in the mall, and has rejected purchase offers [...]
By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS – Lawmakers are enjoying their spring break this week, as the 2013 edition of the Missouri General Assembly reaches
The output so far? Two bills sent to the desk of Gov. Jay Nixon, both dealing with tax credits. That’s out of about 1,500 bills and resolutions that House [...]
Part 4 of 4 in the series Mining in Wisconsin
By Ryan Ekvall and M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Two things were all but certain going into Thursday’s extended Assembly debate on the controversial mining bill: There would be enough grand-standing to choke a Trump, and, arguably, it would all be for naught.
Assembly Republicans had [...]