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Minnesota

MNsure audit confirms ‘seriously flawed’ rollout of health insurance exchange

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, Minnesota, News, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Facebook Friendly:  MNsure state exchange has Minnesotans covered on social media but enrolling can be another matter. MNsure Photo.

Well intentioned, but not well executed.

That’s a phrase that could describe any number of government programs, and on Tuesday that was the way state auditors summed up a difficult first year for Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange program.

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E-cigarette legislation makes strange political bedfellows in NM

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  New Mexico, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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When a bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors was heard in the House Health Committee on Jan. 26, the tobacco industry supported it and the Cancer Action Network opposed it. What’s wrong with this picture?

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MN police chief says cops need to track license plates to prevent terrorism

By   /  February 11, 2015  /  Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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Unless police are allowed to track Minnesota drivers’ every move, the terrorists might win.

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Feds drop forfeiture case led by Obama AG pick Lynch

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Federal Government, National, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.

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Republicans trounce Democrats in legislative races from coast-to-coast

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Republicans swept into control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but that only begins to tell the story of a mid-term election that turned into an electoral rout.

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Minnesota diner demonstates the cost of higher minimum wage

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Podcasts, Uncategorized, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

MID-DAY AT THE OASIS: The Oasis Cafe is about as nondescript as any other small diner in middle America - you'd drive right past it if you weren't looking for it.  But it's been at the latest epicenter in the national political fight over the minimum wage.

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 […]

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