Bloodletting could be in store for Mississippi drivers at DUI checkpoints

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, State Politics  /  No Comments

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A little blood could be drawn if a sobriety test is refused at DUI checkpoints run by the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.

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Wheels turn slowly on Tesla deal in Nevada Legislature

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Finances, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Nevada, State Government, State Politics, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The first day of the Special Session to consider legislation for the Tesla deal for Northern Nevada contained no votes, but we finally may know all the details.

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Colorado’s advisory fracking commission announced

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Politics, Regulations, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Hickenlooper names members of fracking commission. Does it mean more restrictions on fracking, yet protect the interests of the well-off and connected?

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Mississippi Public Service Commission turns up heat on power associations

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has put power associations on notice. Quit hoarding excess money.
The three-member commission voted unanimously Tuesday to empower the legal staff and the separate Public Utilities Staff to look into the finances of the state’s power associations and issue a report, scheduled for October’s meeting.
Northern District Commissioner [...]

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Gun rights a major hurdle for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Montana

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Montana, Politics, Politics & Elections, State House, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Curtis voted anti-gun on 23 of 24 opportunities. For that, she scored a miserable 2.6%. A 59% score would have earned her an “F” on gun issues.

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Mississippi taxpayers owe $10,700 apiece for mounting debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Constitution, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Can anyone spare an extra $10,700 for each Mississippi taxpayer?

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