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

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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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Ride-sharing companies fight New Mexico regulators

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Business, New Mexico, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments


The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission insists that ride-sharing outfits like Lyft must follow the state’s Motor Carrier Law.

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Former judge: Bar surveillance plan could be unconstitutional

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  News, Regulations, Spying, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Chippewa Falls officials could expose themselves to legal problems if they OK an ordinance forcing local tavern owners to install surveillance cameras, one legal expert says.
Janine Geske, a distinguished professor of law at Marquette University Law School and former state Supreme Court justice, told Wisconsin Reporter Tuesday a case [...]

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Airlines vie for federally subsidized routes in Mississippi

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  Alabama, Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, transportation, U.S. House, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Several airlines are vying to take over federally subsidized routes in Mississippi under the Essential Air Service program

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