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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND – Heavily dependent on federal contracts and burdened by ill-conceived state policies, Virginia is becoming less competitive for business, according to a new report that lays out a five-point turnaround strategy.
While Northern Virginia continues to expand with Uncle Sam’s largess — which directly or indirectly bankrolls roughly 30 percent [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
ALBUQUERQUE – Does New Mexico really need somebody to have two years of experience and take two exams before they can repair a door?
Or two years’ training to install a security alarm?
Or train for two full years, pass two exams and pay $318 before getting the state’s approval to [...]
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — You can drink in a bar or play professional sports on Sundays in Pennsylvania, but you still can’t fire a gun at a white-tailed deer.
A remnant of the state’s “blue laws” meant to restrict commerce in religious observation of the Sabbath, the Sunday hunting prohibition is one of those perennial [...]
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 [...]