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 Kevin Mooney | Watchdog.org
Elizabeth Warren needs no introduction. But she does have some explaining to do.
The former Harvard Law School professor who is now a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Warren played an instrumental role in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Patrick Buckley never thought he’d have to defend his business twice against theft – once from the thief and again from the government.
Buckley, owner and operator of a chain of 50 Subway sandwich restaurants in eastern and northern Wisconsin, says he got a most unusual question from an [...]
Part 4 of 7 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 [...]
Part 9 of 11 in the series The Sequester
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Budget experts have some sequester advice for Congress: Stop making mountains out of molehills.
Members of Congress need to stop exaggerating the consequences of spending cuts, expected to kick in at 11:59 p.m. Friday, and start tackling the actual mountain [...]