Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Transit should stay on the road

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Opinion, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

By Baruch Feigenbaum
The Georgia General Assembly is expected to tackle transportation reform in this legislative session.
Many want lawmakers to address roadways and public transit and it appears they will.  At a recent transportation industry gathering, state leaders including Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle detailed the importance of transit.
Unfortunately, Metro Atlanta has one of the most deficient […]

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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Legislature has it right on budget approach

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Opinion, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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By Derek Monson
The Utah Legislature recently received updated budget projections that give policymakers hundreds of millions in new state taxpayer dollars to allocate.
The governor’s office subsequently recommended a $14.3 billion budget, which reportedly encourages legislators to spend almost all of this new revenue. With that as background, we can now expect special interests to begin […]

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Portland should join the “free world” of ridesharing

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Opinion, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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By Steve Buckstein
In November, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Tigard, Oregon joined Vancouver, Washington in welcoming ridesharing juggernaut Uber to operate legally in their cities. Conspicuously absent from this list was the region’s largest city, Portland, which became virtually surrounded by the smartphone app transit economy. Then, on the evening of Dec. 5, Uber began operating […]

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Inmigrantes indocumentados regresan a casa en números record

By   /  December 6, 2014  /  Uncategorized, Watchdog En Español  /  No Comments

AP Foto

Por Yaël Ossowski y Carlo Maffat | Watchdog.org
Mientras detractores de la orden ejecutiva que el presidente Obama emitió en Noviembre 20 subrayan las consecuencias legales y afrentas al orden social acarreado por trabajadores indocumentados, los números dicen que el problema no es tan severo como en los últimos años.
Los datos asentados en el censo revelan […]

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Gobierno prohíbe a granjeros llamarle leche a la leche

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Florida En Español, Uncategorized, Watchdog En Español  /  No Comments

Foto cortesía del Instituto para la Justicia

Esta historia fue reportada por primera vez en inglés por el reportero Will Patrick de Watchdog.org y traducido al español por Carlo Maffat y Christine Folgmann.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Reguladores estatales entraron en batalla contra una granja lechera en uno de los condados más pequeños de Florida propiedad de una familia por tres generaciones, al estos negarse a […]

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