Mississippi might have built nuclear plant with proven technology

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Stimulus, Georgia, Government Regulation, Indiana, Mississippi, News, Politics, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Southern Company

Turns out, Mississippi might have built a nuclear power plant.

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U.S. food board: Bad to the bone

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

FOOD ORDER: Angela Tagtow is leading government efforts to direct American diets.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In search of “sustainable” food sources, a federal dietary panel is grazing the wrong pastures, critics warn.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is building a new food pyramid with fruits, plants and dairy as the prime ingredients.
Beef and poultry are nowhere to be found.
“This [...]

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Ride-sharing demand grows in NM as regulators debate stifling it

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

IN DEMAND: A member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission says the 19,000 people in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and downloaded the smartphone app to use the ride-sharing company Uber.

A member of the PRC says 19,000 people in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and downloaded the smartphone app to use the ride-sharing company Uber.

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New Mississippi law helps gun owners shoot down local bans

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Politics, Regulations, State House, State Politics  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

A new law in Mississippi is giving gun owners ammunition to fight gun bans in government buildings.

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FDA rules could kill 119-year-old family cigar business

By   /  July 3, 2014  /  Florida, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is one of a kind, literally.
Founded in 1895 by Julius Caesar Newman, a Hungarian immigrant, the Tampa-based family business is the last of what was once 150 “Cigar City” factories.
The business has outlasted 19 U.S. presidents, two world wars, a Cuban economic embargo that crushed [...]

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Defying regulators, ride-sharing companies still operating in NM

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

YOU CAN STILL CATCH A RIDE: Despite opposition from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, two popular ride-sharing services are still operating in Albuquerque.

Two ride-sharing companies have run into a brick wall with the state’s Public Regulation Commission, but that doesn’t mean customers in Albuquerque can’t catch a ride over the Fourth of July weekend with Lyft or Uber.

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