Border battle: ND refuses to pay millions in MN renewable energy bills

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Energy, Environment, Environmental, Global warming/climate change, Minnesota, News, North Dakota, Regulatory Reform  /  No Comments

NO (RENEWABLE) ELECTRIFICATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION:  North Dakota ratepayers will save nearly $6 million in charges for costly MN renewable energy costs under new agreement with MN-based utility.
MN DEED photo.

Call it “no (renewable) electrification without representation.”

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Study: VA suffers ‘malaise’ under taxes, subsidies and onerous job regs

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Featured, News, Regulations, Regulatory Reform, Tax Reform, Taxes, Virginia  /  2 Comments

FIVE-POINT PLAN: Former U.S. commissioner of labor statistics Keith Hall says Virginia needs to level its economic playing field.

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 [...]

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Consumer advocates, constitutional critics challenge Sen. Warren’s Dodd-Frank narrative

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Accountability, Constitution, Economy, Federal Government, Finances, Free Market, individual rights, National, Power Abuse, Private property rights, Regulatory Reform, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

Dodd-Frank legislation

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.
She [...]

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Reform files: You can steal and still collect unemployment

By   /  April 2, 2013  /  Accountability, Featured, News, Regulatory Reform, Wisconsin  /  9 Comments

unemployment office

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 [...]

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No ‘Friends’ found in last episode of WI mining dramedy

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Environment, Environmental, Featured, Governor, Legislature, mining, Mining Wisconsin, Regulations, Regulatory Reform, State Government, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments

A TIGHT GROUP: Wisconsin's mining bill saga comes to an end with, as expected, passage by majority Republicans.

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 [...]

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