Mississippi electricity and gas bills could double by 2020

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Mississippi electricity and gas bills could skyrocket thanks to new EPA regulations by 2020, a study says

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Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from media giant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Business, Campaign Finance, Congress, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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Mississippi campaign finance laws burdensome to some, not others

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Free Speech, Government Regulation, Lobbying, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A federal court upheld Mississippi’s campaign finance regulations on “political committees.”

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Shell cracker plant shuffles forward, negotiating a regulatory roadmap

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Shell Chemicals had announced that it is buying an industrial site in Beaver County, in western Pennsylvania. The cracker-plant project still has many steps, including a lengthy regulatory process.

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Nanny of the Week: Massachusetts town seeking to ban tobacco faces uprising from residents

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 26 of 27 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Officials in the town of Westminster, Mass., are trying to ban the sales of all tobacco products, but had to call off a meeting last week after 20 minutes because residents of the town were up in arms about the […]

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Perry: Obama net neutrality Internet regulations are from ‘era of the Great Depression’

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the latest presidential hopeful to go after President Obama on his plan to regulate the Internet.

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