The battle over Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project $5.53 billion first of its kind “clean coal” power plant has been waged in the hearing room at the Public Service Commission and in the Mississippi Supreme Court.Read More →
Two lawyers working for the state prisons retired before they could be fired, and two more prisons workers were suspended as the fallout continues after a massive prison sentencing screw-up.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog Radio
The owner of a Minnesota diner has angered progressives and other advocates for a higher minimum wage by attaching a 35-cent fee to patrons’ checks. It seems that people who want a higher minimum wage do not like being confronted with the actual cost of the policy – they’d prefer [...]
Days before the scheduled start of the largest-public sector labor union election in state history, nine Minnesota home-care workers filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis aimed at stopping it.
Home care assistants from throughout Minnesota sued Gov. Mark Dayton and the Service Employees International Union, asking the federal court for an injunction against a controversial 2013 state law authorizing organized labor to target providers for collective bargaining.
“I’m just looking for the union to stay out of my house and not take money out of my wages,” said Scott Price, a plaintiff whose daughter receives care for cerebral palsy.Read More →
BY BRADY CREMEENS | Special to Watchdog.org
CHICAGO — A substantial city revenue source has come under fire this week as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 9,000 drivers would be allowed to contest tickets they received from red light cameras.
Since 2007, the city of Chicago has issued more than four million tickets via red light camera, [...]
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OAK LAWN — Municipalities looking to address flooding issues and clean up drinking water have expanded access to resources as a result of the expansion of the Clean Water Initiative – a government-funded program created in 2012.
On Wednesday, Quinn signed legislation that makes local stormwater management and treatment projects available for added [...]