Missouri

Watchdog Radio: A tale of two cops — Ferguson’s response to violence and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  National, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount, Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
It’s been the story that has captured the nation’s attention and shown a spotlight on the issue of police militarization. Did the cops go too far in their response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri?
Also, Matt Kittle has an interview with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was recently re-elected to [...]

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Missouri lawmaker tried to restrict public info on police shootings earlier this year

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Missouri, National, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Much of the nation’s attention has been turned on the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., this week as civilian protesters and police officers have clashed in a hail of flash-bang grenades, tear gas and riot gear.
The protests began after a still-unnamed St. Louis County police officer shot and killed 18-year-old [...]

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Missouri the first state with a constitution protecting electronic privacy

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Missouri, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

HANDS OFF: A new piece of legislation before Kansas lawmakers is intended to keep state and local government entities from using NSA-like spying techniques on law-abiding citizens, but opponents of the measure say it's too broad and could have a laundry list of unintended consequences.

Privacy advocates scored another win after 75 percent of Missouri voters chose in Tuesday’s primary election to amend their state constitution to protect electronic privacy rights.

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EPA regs threaten to close coal-fired power plants, but states push back

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, Kansas, Missouri, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

COAL NO MORE: New EPA regulations might force existing coal power plants, like the Silver Lake Power Plant in Rochester, MN, to shut down.

For 60 years, the power plant on the outskirts of the tiny Missouri hamlet of Chamois turned mountains of coal into cheap electricity.

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Missourians can fight electronic government spying at ballot box

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Missouri, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

HANDS OFF: A new piece of legislation before Kansas lawmakers is intended to keep state and local government entities from using NSA-like spying techniques on law-abiding citizens, but opponents of the measure say it's too broad and could have a laundry list of unintended consequences.

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org

Missouri residents will have the chance Nov. 4 to fight back against government electronic spying by amending their state constitution.

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Study: State tax giveaways to big business don’t really bring jobs

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Kansas, Missouri, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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By the time the McQueeny Group signed up for tax breaks through Kansas’ primary economic development engine, vice president Rod Slump said the business was already looking to make a move.

Tax breaks provided through Promoting Employment Across Kansas were just icing on the cake.

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