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Austin council punts on ridesharing restrictions

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the city of Austin

Austin City Council members on both sides of the issue expressed frustration with a one-month delay in the fingerprinting guidelines for ridesharing drivers that were approved in December. Thursday’s 7-1 vote, with three abstentions, did nothing to stop a petition effort that will require the council to decide either to rescind its fingerprinting requirement or […]

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The libertarian case for school choice

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, News  /  No Comments


An event held by and the Reason Foundation celebrated school choice as applying customization and personalization to education.

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Watchdog podcast: Breaking The Bank — Public support for pension reform is growing stronger

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  News, Pensions, Podcast  /  No Comments


Breaking The Piggy Bank is’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.

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Cost cutting, not love of free markets, push Illinois cities toward privatization

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

City Garbage

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ local governments are increasingly looking to privatization because they cannot afford to pay for everyone’s wants and still cover the cost of their needs.

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You know that one guy who successfully signed up for Obamacare? He didn’t

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  National, News, WatchBlog  /  123 Comments


Part 19 of 97 in the series Obamacare By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Chad Henderson was all over the news the past two days. The 21-year-old student from Georgia was cited in multiple articles as being one of the few, the proud, the successful to signed up for insurance through a federal exchange. On […]

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Need an anti-Obamacare anthem? Here you go

By   /  September 28, 2013  /  WatchBlog  /  2 Comments

obamacare free

By Dustin Hurst ǀ Reason’s Remy Munasifi is officially trolling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. And it’s pretty darn funny. Last month, Sebelius announced an online video contest to promote Obamacare, which opens in just a few days. The secretary announced a few themes for the challenge, asking would-be video-makers to create […]

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