Sen. Hagan blasts ‘out-of-state billionaires’ for NC election funding

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, State Elections, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Sen. Kay Hagan called out “out-of-state billionaires” as trying to buy the election, but she has benefited from $37 million in outside spending.

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In Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton supports Tom Wolf’s taxing agenda

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Elections, Energy and Environment, Pennsylvania, Politics, State Elections, State Politics, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Bill Clinton uses the same message he has used for other candidates, personalizing his speech to Tom Wolf, and keeping in step with his folksy brand.

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Democrats’ display at state fair deceive public on teacher pay

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Ethics, North Carolina, State Government, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Democrats at the state fair in North Carolina put up a deceptive poster showing a decline in teacher pay by leaving out the last three years of an upswing.

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Auditor’s report raises issues on MAEP formula

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Audits, Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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The MAEP formula might be an even bigger fiscal drain on Mississippi, according to a brief by the state auditor.

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Cylvia Hayes admits she once bought land to illegally grow marijuana

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  News, Oregon, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes was, in addition to her other scandals, involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997-1998.

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State bans purchase of most SUVs but governor, family still chauffeured in them

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Politics & Elections, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane |
Last year, the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, in an attempt to improve the state fleet’s environmental friendliness, issued a policy that prevents most departments from buying all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicles.
Yet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family are still chauffeured around in two SUVs, which according to government figures get [...]

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