Watchdog Radio: What if we cancel the State of the Union?

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  National, News, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Get ready to give more of your money to the government.

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MS governor boasts successes but avoids talk of real reform

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There were few concrete proposals in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State speech.

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Ohio employers paying higher taxes thanks to unemployment debt

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio employers are paying higher taxes for unemployment compensation in 2015, a direct result of the state’s failure to repay billions borrowed to cover unemployment benefits during the recession.

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Transit labor union: Congress should raise gasoline tax, spend money on us

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, National, News, State Government, Taxes, transportation  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm |
Low gas prices mean more cash in all consumers’ pockets.
But some members of Congress are talking about using the low gas prices as an opportunity to increase gasoline taxes, and at least one public-sector labor union boss thinks the extra cash should be in his members’ pockets instead.
“Given the recent dramatic […]

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Poll finds solid support for right-to-work law in Wisconsin

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. – When Gov. Scott Walker delivers his State of the State address Tuesday evening, he probably won’t mention proposed right-to-work legislation, a topic the Republican governor finds “distracting.”

But Walker would be well advised to take a look at the latest poll numbers tracking Badger State sentiment on right-to-work laws, aimed at ending compulsory union membership.

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Top lawmakers warn Shumlin: No tax hikes on Vermonters

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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With Gov. Peter Shumlin staring at a $100-million budget hole to start the legislative session, minority party leaders launched a pre-emptive strike saying that raising taxes to fix the crisis is not an option for Vermont.

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