PA Senate approves Medical marijuana; future in House uncertain

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, State House, State Senate  /  No Comments

MEDICAL POT AND OBAMACARE: Is it okay to oppose the federal government interfering in health care decisions while supporting state efforts to limit those same decisions? It's a question Republicans have to answer as the national debate on medical marijuana continues.

Pennsylvania is one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana, but time is running short for the legislation this year.

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Mississippi finances face serious headwinds

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, State Elections, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The pre-election year budget cycle might be Mississippi’s calm before the proverbial hurricane.

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Ahoy, matey! Michigan Senate supports ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ resolution

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Michigan, State Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
International Talk like a Pirate Day last week, and it wasn’t just the kids that got into the act.
Michigan State Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw, for the second year in a row, sponsored a resolution acknowledging the day “as a tribute to Michigan’s rich and vibrant history of piracy on the Great Lakes.” In [...]

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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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Bloomberg takes another shot at Nevadans’ guns

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Nevada, News, State Government, State House, State Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A Bloomberg-backed group is back with a petition drive to revive a background check initiative for Nevada’s 2016 ballot.

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Mississippi taxpayers could be on the hook for $69 million loan to KiOR

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, venture capital, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Biofuel manufacturer KiOR’s financial struggles might leave Mississippi holding the title to another failed green energy project.

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