‘Cultural’ shopping centers race to claim your tax money

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  economic development, Mississippi, State House, State Politics, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

While the Mississippi Development Authority is ending its program of incentives to “cultural retail attractions,” a pair of shopping center projects have slipped in under the wire.

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Effort to ban red light cameras in CO not slowing down

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Issues, law enforcement, News, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

DENVER'S CAMERAS SLAMMED: A 2011 audit found lots of problems with Denver's red light camera program. A follow up audit last year found nothing had changed.

Red light cameras are really all about the green, says Colorado state Sen. Scott Renfroe.

Renfroe, a Republican from Weld County, says the automatic enforcement cameras used in a number of Colorado cities are about raising money more than ensuring drivers’ safety. His bill to ban the use of the devices is moving through the Colorado Legislature and could be on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk before the end of the week.

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Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

VICTORY....FOR NOW: Bob Guzzardi, a Republican activist from Montgomery County, survived a legal challenge and will remain on Pennsylvania's primary election ballot. But a second challenge might soon follow.

Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.

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ND Obamacare enrollment falls way short of expectations

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  North Dakota, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — The national deadline for enrollment in Obamacare has come and gone, and North Dakota officials are now awaiting word on the final state tally. But according to a count reported to state Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm’s office, the numbers are not anywhere close to what was [...]

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La marihuana medicinal podría ser un buen negocio en Florida

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Florida En Español, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Por Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI —La industria de la marihuana medicinal está en pleno apogeo en la Florida.
Con la pregunta sobre la legalización de la marihuana medicinal, rumbo a los votantes en las elecciones del 4 de noviembre, los emprendedores han comenzado a aparecer en un esfuerzo por alcanzar la planta baja del movimiento.
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