Bad for business: Virginia’s tax structure, reliance on D.C. discourages growth

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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In 2011, CNBC ranked Virginia first in the nation for business.

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Rough road ahead for fiscal conservatives in transportation battle

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We find the level of transportation bonding in the Governor’s budget proposal to be untenable,” the lawmakers’ letter asserts.

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Gas taxes: The wrong answer to a federal problem

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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While politicians advocate for gas taxes to fund better transportation projects, the federal government is eating away at its funding.

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Watchdog Podcasts: In Our Backyards — Property taxes prop up mass transit

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, Podcast, transportation, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,”’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because […]

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Hop aboard: Tampa Bay-area transit authority wants to raise property taxes

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.

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#TBT: California’s transportation Monuments-to-Nowhere

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A “Throwback Thursday” transportation funding embarrassment should serve as a lesson for Gov. Brown’s budgeting of high speed rail.

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