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Lawmakers wage street fight at General Assembly

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, Virginia  /  No Comments

ROAD BLOCK: State Delegate Bob Marshall wants to protect the transportation tax, the largest tax hike in Virginia history, from being siphoned.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Two state lawmakers on Monday will attempt to restore a “kill switch” to protect transportation funds and cancel Virginia’s impending gas-tax hike.
“The budget bill — HB 5002 — neutered the transportation tax ‘kill switch’ and authorized spending $30 million of the new road money for other purposes,” said Delegate […]

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In three state Senate races, unions give heavily to GOP incumbents in campaign’s final days

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Labor, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1  /  No Comments

COULD BE A LONG SUMMER: Gov. Tom Corbett says he won't sign a budget until he gets a pension bill too.

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Three incumbent Republican state senators facing re-election battles in the Philadelphia suburbs have received a late infusion of cash from labor unions.
In the two weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, labor unions directed at least $66,000 to the campaign war chests of state Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh; state Sen. John […]

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Texas continues to lead nation in domestic migration

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Local News, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, transportation, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Texas state surrounded by people

Texas continues to lead the nation in domestic migration; it is the number one destination for people moving from one state to another.

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Government employees and politicians get special status from TSA

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Federal Government, National, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

AIRPORT SCREENER:

Government employees and politicians get preferential treatment from the Transportation Security Administration simply for being government employees and politicians.

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Automatic license plate scanners ‘just like’ NSA surveillance, congressman says

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Power Abuse, transportation, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

KEEPING AN EYE OUT: More police departments are using automatic license plate scanners, but Congress is moving to cut off federal funding for those programs if they store license plate data for long periods of time.

John Fleming sees plenty of parallels between police departments’ use of automatic license plate scanning technology and widespread electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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Turnpike tolls to rise again next year — and they’ll keep rising

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, transportation, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

TURNPIKE: The Turnpike Commission says it actually saved money with interest rate swaps.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The cost of using the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase next year.

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