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The Uber Effect: Why cab companies hate ridesharing

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Business, California, Government Regulation, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Taxi cab and limousine companies are fighting against ridesharing startups such as Uber and Lyft, fearing they are cutting into their businesses.

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Eric Holder legacy: Government overreach

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

Moments after word came down Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to retire, constitutional expert Ilya Shapiro had this to say:

“With Eric Holder’s departure, the nation can begin to heal.”

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Surveillance City: Public workers, police to wear body cameras in Miami Beach

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Miami Beach has a reputation for being Florida’s fashion capital. True to form, city employees will soon be outfitted with a new accessory – body-cameras.

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Non-union workers written out of $85-million city project

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Local Government, Minnesota, News, State Government, unions  /  No Comments

City of Rochester photo.

Jim Gander’s local and state taxes will help pay for an $85 million expansion of the Mayo Civic Center. So will the heating and plumbing contractor get a shot at some of the 700 jobs spread over three years of the publicly funded project?

Not a chance, Gander says, blaming a project labor agreement, which city officials signed with organized labor.

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America has a ‘militarization moment’

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  California, Federal Government, Idaho, Local Government, Military, Missouri, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The display of tactics and weaponry in Ferguson, Mo., has elevated the debate over militarization of local law enforcement.

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An MRAP switcheroo for Albuquerque police?

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

MAKING A CHANGE: The Albuquerque Police Department has applied for a $350,000 grant acquire an armored tactical vehicle called the MedCat. Photo from Lenco Industries.

After announcing that it is getting rid of its MRAP, the Albuquerque Police Department discloses that it plans to add two other tactical vehicles.

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