Mississippi campaign finance laws allow golden parachute for politicians

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Loose Mississippi campaign finance laws allow some retiring state legislators and other officials to take home big paydays from their campaign accounts.

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Wisconsin lawmaker calls for appointment of DPI superintendent

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  Accountability, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The state’s school system needs to be improved and the only way we can do that is by holding DPI more accountable, and with an appointed superintendent, we can do exactly that.”

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After Watchdog report, county puts 800 voters in ‘suspense’

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A Texas county with more registered voters than adult residents has taken 800 names off its election rolls.

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8 Texas counties list more voters than residents

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.

Now a vote-watch group accuses the counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead and ineligible voters.

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In Texas, Hillary plays race card for 2016

By   /  August 12, 2015  /  National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

BASE DESIRE: Hillary Clinton revs up the Obama coalition in a speech at historically black Texas Southern University in Houston.

“Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting,” she charged.

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DeSoto County replaces four incumbent legislators in GOP primary

By   /  August 11, 2015  /  Mississippi, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Four incumbent legislators in DeSoto County were swept out in the GOP primaries in the north Mississippi county last week.

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