Legislators sunset once powerful environmental board

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Minnesota, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The ink has hardly dried on lethal legislation eliminating a powerful state pollution panel dating to the activist ‘60s.

But after having the final say on contentious environmental issues for nearly 50 years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board has already, essentially, gone dark.

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Local tax hikes in Ohio’s budget bill

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jeremy Thompson from United States of America

Several communities across the state could see higher taxes, thanks to various provisions in Ohio’s biennial budget bill.

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Make-A-Wish wishes for $500,000 from Ohio taxpayers

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments


Make-A-Wish wants your tax dollars. Technically, they want an allocation in Ohio’s budget for wish-granting organizations.

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Ohio Senate budget bill eliminates special elections

By   /  June 10, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Early voting in Iowa surges, gives Obama an edge.

A proposal to eliminate special elections in February found its way into the state Senate’s version of the Ohio biennial budget bill.

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Bakken oil pipeline faces decisive MN hearing

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Minnesota, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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After months of delays, Minnesota got a go-ahead from an administrative law judge to go with the flow of Bakken oil from North Dakota.

The proposed 610-mile Sandpiper pipeline would connect the Bakken oil shale fields in western North Dakota to refineries in Clearbrook, Minn., and Superior, Wis. Environmental opponents have vowed to fight the project down to the wire.

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A Memorial Day tradition

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

FLAGS: American flags line the street in Toledo, Ohio

On Memorial Day 2002, we drove up to our home to find someone had placed an American flag in our yard. But it wasn’t just our yard. Flags lined the street.

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