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New Mexico lawmaker: State, not feds, should manage its land

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Federal Government, New Mexico, News, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the American Lands Council

State Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, thinks New Mexico can do a better job managing its land than the federal government can. Later this week, she will file a bill creating the New Mexico Land Management Study Committee to study whether New Mexicans would be better served by managing their own land.

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Nanny of the week: The out-of-control trend of arresting non-helicopter moms

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

LOCK EM UP: Hey, kids, where are your parents. We've got some new bracelets for them to wear. And that see-saw doesn't look safe either, so we're going to have to take that, too.  (Image: Shutterstock)

Part 16 of 56 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm |
MINNEAPOLIS — In this space each week, we try to zero in on a single politician, lawmaker or governing body using its power to limit individual freedom and choice in some way.
But, for this week, there is no singular entity or […]

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Feds: Hundreds of S.C. illegal immigrants deported annually

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

DETAINED: Hundreds of illegal immigrants living in South Carolina are deported each year.

Feds: Hundreds of S.C. illegal immigrants deported annually
By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve
While Gov. Nikki Haley recently expressed frustration about 350 immigrant children placed with sponsors in South Carolina, hundreds of arrested illegal immigrants in the Palmetto State are deported every year, federal records show.
From federal fiscal year 2012 through July 21 of this year, […]

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Fireworks ban continues, as big biz lobbying influences VA House

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

COINCIDENCE?: State Sen. Tom Garrett's bill on ethics was scheduled to be heard in the Courts of Justice Committee -- from which he was removed by the Democrats' reorganization.

As Virginians celebrate Independence Day — many of them with consumer-grade fireworks they bought from states such as South Carolina — there’s an unseen war waging over attempts to overturn Virginia’s ban on the sale and use of those pyrotechnics.

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Nanny state of the week: SC — and Schumer — for duplicative efforts to ban powdered alcohol

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Issues, Nanny State of the Week  /  No Comments

POWDERED ALCOHOL: South Carolina's state Senate is considering a bill to ban powdered alcohol.

It looks a lot like powdered soft drink mix, but don’t get this stuff confused with the Kool-Aid.

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Where will Boeing land? When pols throw money at big business, taxpayers lose

By   /  December 20, 2013  /  Accountability, Economy, Issues, National, News, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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In an attempt to lure businesses to move within their borders, states offer everything from piles of cash to tax-free land and low-interest loans to state tax credits — all in the name of economic development. In theory, the free giveaways will pay for themselves because of increased employment and other economic benefits that come from landing a major industry.

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