A look at the top 2014 elections

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Federal Government, Issues, National, National News, News  /  No Comments

HANGING IN THE BALANCE: Republicans need to win a net of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber for the first time since 2006.

There is no shortage of important elections in 2014, as two recent electoral waves will collide, producing a slate of statewide electoral contests that will shape state and federal policy for years to come.

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Kentucky’s Democratic AG sees EPA regs as bad news

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  Featured, National, News  /  2 Comments

DEMOCRATS AGAINST THE EPA: Kentucky AG Jack Conway sees new coal regulations as a problem for businesses and consumers in Kentucky.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
In the fight against new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, Jack Conway stands out.
The attorney general of Kentucky is one of 18 state attorneys general who say they want to challenge new regulations from the EPA aimed at limited emissions from coal power plants in the United States. What makes Conway [...]

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KY’s moving company licensing laws land in federal court

By   /  August 21, 2013  /  National, News, Private property rights  /  1 Comment

MOVING FORWARD: Thursday's court ruling is good news for Raleigh Bruner, owner of Wildcat Moving. He is challenging an anti-competitive state law while Kentucky tries to shut down his business.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
In September 2012, Michael Ball wanted a license to operate a moving company in Louisville, Ky.
Ball was veteran of the moving industry who had operated his company, Michael Ball Moving and Storage, across the river in Indiana for 35 years.  He had some trucks in Louisville and used a warehouse in [...]

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Federal judge stops enforcement of anti-competitive law

By   /  June 14, 2013  /  WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

MOVING FORWARD: Thursday's court ruling is good news for Raleigh Bruner, owner of Wildcat Moving. He is challenging an anti-competitive state law while Kentucky tries to shut down his business.

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – A Kentucky state law that requires new moving companies to prove to government bureaucrats that there is a “need” for their services before they can obtain a license has been blocked by a federal judge.
On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Danny Reeves ordered the state of Kentucky to [...]

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Lies, cowardice and the decline of the Brent Spence Bridge

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Tom Blumer | Ohio Watchdog
If you’re looking for a sign of American decline, consider the Brent Spence Bridge, the decades-old double-deck contraption carrying Interstate 71 and 75 traffic between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, is hopelessly outdated — in need of a complete rebuild for at least 20 years.
Now, thanks to a unilateral move by [...]

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