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Uncle Sam bankrolled a third of Kansas spending in 2013

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BIG TALK: While Kansas’ elected officials preach self reliance and fiscal prudence, more than a third of all monies spent by the state in 2013 came from the indebted federal government. By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — On the home front, Kansas’ elected officials talk a big game about self-reliance and prudent fiscal governance, but last year more than a third of all dollars doled out by the Sunflower State came directly from the woefully-indebted federal government. Should Kansas put its money where its mouth is and lessen its leaning on Uncle Sam’s wallet?

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North Dakota State working to avoid open records requests, lawmakers say

Posted by Rob Port

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau RESISTING UNIFICATION: North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani is resisting participation in a unified email system claiming it would violate the privacy of his institution’s communications. FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has asked its 11 institutions to unify their email systems, but North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani is fighting the move. Some lawmakers argue Bresciani is trying to avoid an open records request.

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Oral arguments set in John Doe prosecutors’ appeal

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Part 100 of 100 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has set oral arguments in a case to determine whether a lower court’s ruling shutting down a politically charged John Doe investigation into conservative groups will stand.

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What should be done about the border crisis?

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HERE THEY COME: Central American migrants ride a freight train earlier this month during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Chahuites, Mexico. By Watchdog.org About 52,000 undocumented children have been caught at the border since last October, double the number from the previous year. Many of them have turned themselves into border authorities. Here are the facts about the border situation as reported by Watchdog.org thus far: Many critics point to a 2008 human-trafficking law that allows minors entering the country from Central America to request asylum hearings, which they say is being exploited and overused.

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CFPB launches do-over probe by anti-whistleblower firm

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Right-to-work works, and light rail doesn’t because of math

Posted by Ben Yount

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio KIDS AND CITY PLANNERS: For some reason, some people just love trains. The numbers don’t add up when you look at the cost of light rail or the cost of unionization. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, we look at right-to-work and the impact of unionized “deadweight loss”, and the high cost of a new light-rail project in Minnesota. Plus why is it so tough to get a voter fraud conviction in Virginia, and the curious case of the black-footed ferret in Kansas.

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Ecology official who sees citizens as prey can keep his job

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OFF THE MARK: A Washington state officials who compared citizens to prey is going to keep his job. By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com Washington Department of Ecology’s Ben Penhale, who compares citizens to a hunter’s prey, can keep his job, benefits and authority, the department says. The brouhaha started on Dec. 7, 2012, when Penhale was asked to clarify regulatory jurisdiction to San Juan County Planner Colin Maycock. Instead, he wrote a bizarre, rambling email where he discussed his political opinions and personal beliefs

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Gov. Pat Quinn agrees to live on minimum wage salary

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Tea partyer Chip Maxwell drops out of race against GOP’s Lee Terry

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Awesome Video of the Day 7-30-2014 – This Will Brighten Your Day.

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In the midst of all the things that are going bad around us, it is good to take a minute and see that there is still good in the world. This video is not political or religious. But it is awesome and inspiring. Because sometimes we all need a lift. Article written by: Tom White

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Todd Watson joins U.S. Senate race

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – Faith Edition

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IDF soldiers sing before entering Gaza; “The whole world is a narrow bridge and you must not be afraid. Serve G-d with joy and come before Him with song. We have no one to rely upon except our Father in heaven.” Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning. Council News: Ah, the big news today is that it’s party time.

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Ebola Virus–Coming To A Neighborhood Near You?

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Lawmaker wants more transparency in PA liquor advertising

Posted by Eric Boehm

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has that third word in its name for a reason — the agency was put in place after Prohibition to give the state a firm hand on where and when Pennsylvanians get their booze. That control takes two forms. On one hand, the PLCB runs all liquor stores in the state, literally controlling the flow of wine and spirits to consumers. On the other, it’s charged with granting licenses to bars, restaurants, beer distributors and anyone else who wants to sell alcohol. JUST SAY NO: State Rep

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Misery in High Places

Posted by James A. Bacon

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Florida ag commissioner fuming over EPA firefighter equipment grab

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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog ADAM PUTNAM, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Adam Putnam is red hot over the Obama administration’s environmental priorities. As Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, Putnam oversees the state’s forest service and 1 million acres of land. Fighting forest fires is one of its key responsibilities.

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Survey says: Pennsylvania needs to treat small business better

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By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Last week, Watchdog.org told the story of Brandon Spencer, a small business owner who’s hoping the borough council in Hanover, Pa., doesn’t cripple his arcade with an expanded amusement tax. “It’s not like I’m a multimillionaire,” Spencer said, adding the tax could cost him up to $6,000 if applied to his business. It’s another example in which government isn’t exactly cuddling up to small business — even one that’s helping revitalized a sleepy downtown. And it’s not just Spencer who’s dealing with an inhospitable atmosphere, according to a new survey. As a whole, Pennsylvania scored abysmally in the Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey that was conducted in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation and released this week.

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4 reasons Congress may not pass border bill before recess

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By Susan Ferrechio | Washington Examiner The odds of legislation addressing the border crisis soon just got a little longer. Though both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border before the August recess starts, a deal looks farther away than ever. Here are four reasons why: Read more at Washington Examiner.

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Attorney plays both sides in Columbia water-sewer fund controversy

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By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve On the McAngus Goudelock & Courie law firm’s website, Columbia attorney M. McMullen Taylor is listed as the board chairperson of Congaree Riverkeeper, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Midlands rivers. Taylor also is one of two lawyers from the 137-attorney firm representing the city of Columbia in defending a lawsuit that claims the city for years has been illegally transferring millions of dollars from its water and sewer fund to the detriment of its aging sewer system, which the federal government has identified as a polluter of area rivers. The city last September entered into a consent agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requiring the city to make upgrades to its sewer system under certain timelines or face penalties

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Arkansas now moves toward state-based Obamacare exchange

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By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project Last week, the D.C. circuit court ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that Obamacare subsidies cannot flow into state that are participating in the federally-run exchange. If the ruling holds (it will almost certainly be appealed), this could be a game changer for the federal health care law: currently, only 14 states have state-run exchanges and, according to the ruling, are eligible for premium subsidies. The question is, will the 36 states that are in the federal exchange now move to state exchanges so their citizens can receive premium subsidies from taxpayers?

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Pot politics could inhale California controller’s race

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By James Poulos | Cal Watchdog The California Republican party has a lot riding on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. She’s the only prominent Republican who carried a strong lead into the recent “jungle” primary elections for statewide office, under which the top two candidates, regardless of party (or no party), advance to a November runoff. Swearengin sat atop the field of candidates for state controller. While she cruised to a first place finish, her Democratic opponents fought tooth and nail for second place, with Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee besting Assemblyman John Perez, D-Los Angeles, after a brief recount. The positioning helped fuel an impression throughout the state GOP that Swearengin was a strong party asset.

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The battle over wind farms, dead eagles and a rule by the federal government

Posted by Rob Nikolewski

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DANGEROUS FLIGHT: The federal government’s decision to give wind energy companies up to a 30-year permit to escape penalties for the deaths of eagles has sparked controversy. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Paul Domski is a falconer and a bird lover.

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EPA Outlandish Claims Go Unchallenged

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Poor Blacks Must Abandon Negative Learned Behaviors

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On Issue After Issue, Americans Support the Democratic/Progressive Position

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What’s for lunch? — on the Wednesday OPEN thread

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Whipped on the Wednesday OPEN thread

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Shamed by a Sham

Posted by Larry Benson

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It has to be embarrassing to be caught for fraud and then have the entire story broadcast to the public through the media. (Some criminals may get a kick out of the negative press, but others might be a bit shamed by their actions.) An article posted on the Web site for the CBS affiliate on Long Island describes the publicly broadcast resignation of a regretful assemblywoman, who faked her marriage to gain U.S. citizenship. The article states that the former New York State Assemblywoman admitted that she lied about her sham marriage in 1996, which cost her $8,000. The Santo Domingo-born woman also underreported her husband’s wealth in a bankruptcy filing in 2009

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TN political legend calls retention election a ‘political ploy,’ focused on Amendment 2

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Don’t waste your time and energy fretting over whether to retain three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in an Aug. 7 election, said Tennessee political legend John Jay Hooker. “All of that is just a political ploy,” Hooker, 84, told Tennessee Watchdog this week. Hidden beneath the superficial layers of this retention election, Hooker told Tennessee Watchdog, is a much deeper, more troubling concern, one voters are scheduled to have a say on later this year. Former Gov

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Judge gives Christie a pass in travel records lawsuit

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FREE PASS: Gov. Chris Christie avoids disclosure on who pays for travel By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog The question of whether Gov. Chris Christie must obey New Jersey state travel rules was left unanswered by a decision Tuesday in Mercer County Superior Court. Judge Mary C.

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Doing the right thing: Child refugees

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Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the island of Kauai, fills out her election ballot ahead of election day. For those voting by mail, elections officials say to make sure the applicant receives the ballot in seven days.

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Philly schools to be ‘one-stop location’ for government handouts

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LINE FORMS HERE: Philadelphia school systems could soon become the centers of government handouts. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Instead of the welfare office and City Hall, Philadelphia residents may soon be lining up at schools to apply for government benefits. A proposed bill by the Philadelphia City Council would make public schools the “one-stop location” for government handouts, including everything from Section 8 housing subsidies to reproductive health services. Though the School-Based Family Services Program would focus on providing public services to children, the program extends coverage to parents and family members, creating “neighborhood-based community hubs,” which would cut down on trips to various government agencies in town. “The Philadelphia School District’s schools offer the potential to serve as one-stop locations, where children and their families could receive those services intended to increase the likelihood that those children will thrive both in school and in their homes,” states the legislation

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Judge denies conservatives’ request to add GAB to civil rights lawsuit

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Part 99 of 98 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The state’s election and campaign finance overseer is effectively free from the entanglements of a federal lawsuit involving the agency’s role in the politically charged John Doe investigation into conservatives — at least for now. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa denied a motion by conservative activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth seeking to amend its civil rights complaint

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Mary Burke hauls in big bucks from celebrity friends

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — When it comes to campaign handouts, Mary Burke has some interesting friends. The latest campaign finance report from Burke, the Democrats’ presumptive candidate for governor in November’s election, shows the Madison school board member took in approximately $3.6 million in the first half of 2014, pocketing campaign checks from a diverse group of liberals.

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Double whammy! Home-care workers sue to stop labor union election

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By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Days before the scheduled start of the largest-public sector labor union election in state history, nine Minnesota home-care workers filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis aimed at stopping it. Home care assistants from throughout Minnesota sued Gov. Mark Dayton and the Service Employees International Union, asking the federal court for an injunction against a controversial 2013 state law authorizing organized labor to target providers for collective bargaining.

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Vote fraud cases go nowhere with Fairfax prosecutor

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NO JUSTICE: Cases of alleged voter fraud are collecting dust in the office of Fairfax County’s commonwealth attorney. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau FAIRFAX, Va. — Four years after the Fairfax County election board began uncovering cases of alleged voter fraud, the local prosecutor has not taken action, and has nothing to say. More than 200 names were turned over to Commonwealth Attorney Raymond Morrogh for investigation. The names appeared on voter rolls, even though the individuals had excused themselves from jury duty because they were not citizens.

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Payroll deductions help fund school levy campaigns

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By Maggie Thurber | for Ohio Watchdog PAYROLL FORM: Using school email accounts, the Sylvania Schools distributed this handy payroll deduction form to help make it easier for staff to contribute to their school levy campaign. Allowing teachers and administrators to contribute to school levy campaigns isn’t illegal, though many Ohioans might be surprised the practice exists. Instead of writing a separate check, school employees fill out a form authorizing the deduction and, voila, they’re donating to the levy campaign. The district processes the deduction and forwards a check for the total to the campaign committee. Thing is, districts aren’t allowed to use school resources to promote their levy campaigns — says so in Ohio Revised Code 3315.07: “… (N)o board of education shall use public funds to support or oppose the passage of a school levy or bond issue or to compensate any school district employee for time spent on any activity intended to influence the outcome of a school levy or bond issue election.” Not to worry.

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F-35 fighter jet: Most expensive weapons program ever

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COSTLY BEHEMOUTH: Costs for the F-35 fighter jet are soaring. A Marine Corps’ version is priced at $251 million. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new analysis of the F-35 fighter jet shows it’s not only the most expensive warplane ever. Once the engines are added, it’s also the most expensive weapons program in history.

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Obama protester: Town has ‘track record of stifling free speech when it suits them’

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter CAMPBELL, Wis. — Police here blocked off a street in 2011 to make it easier for union-organized demonstrators to protest outside the home of former Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke, who lost a recall election later in the year because of his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s signature law restricting collective bargaining for government employees. GET OFF THE OVERPASS: Two La Crosse residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Campbell for passing an ordinance prohibiting protests on the town’s pedestrian bridge.

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Gov. Heineman mum on special session as prison mess grows

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Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog The fight over a special—prison mess—session of the Legislature is underway and Nebraska Watchdog has learned that charges of politics are alive and well. Gov. Dave Heineman Asked by Nebraska Watchdog if he thinks a special session is needed Gov. Dave Heineman would only say, “The Department of Corrections is committed to completing a thorough review to determine what decisions were made, why, and by whom.” Heineman added, “Once these facts are known, decisions can be made and appropriate actions can be taken.” Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford is calling for a special session about oversight of the state’s beleaguered prison system after internal documents showed prison employees ignored warnings they were miscalculating prison sentences and letting inmates out too early.

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Happy Sharknado Day

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The ex Va Governor’s Mansion: The Divine Soap Opera?

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Truth on subsidies

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Del. Alfonso Lopez Delivers Remarks Strongly Supporting EPA Carbon Pollution Regulations

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Kerry ought to inspect tunnels

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Ashford calls for special session after internal documents show prison officials snubbed law

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By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. – Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford is calling for a special session about oversight of the state’s beleaguered prison system after internal documents showed prison employees ignored warnings they were miscalculating prison sentences and letting inmates out too early. State Sen. Brad Ashford Ashford told Nebraska Watchdog he’ll send a letter to the governor asking him to call a special session, which he believes is “a must” to get to the bottom of recent revelations that prison officials knew they were incorrectly calculating prison sentences, shortening them, for some of the state’s most dangerous inmates.

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One Very Sad Day In Court

Posted by Peter Galuszka

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Chaos of McDonnell Trial Likely to Lead to Tainted Testimony

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In keeping with the speedy reputation of the court the McDonnell trial has progressed past Jury selection and opening statements and witnesses have started to take the stand. CBS6 Richmond Already there are signs that much of the witness testimony will be tainted by the time many of the remaining witnesses take the stand. Drama from the witness stand CBS6 television reporter Joe St. George is (nearly) live-tweeting the trial and reports to us this afternoon that the prosecution’s second witness, Cailin McDonnell Young broke down in tears on the stand. 

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Has mandatory unionization cost Ohioans income?

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By Stephanie Kreuz | WatchdogWire.com Does right-to-work add more to your pocketbook? MISSING THE MARK: A recent study shows states that don’t adopt right-to-work laws cost residents thousands. Richard Vedder, a professor of economics at Ohio University, thinks so. Twenty-four states have “right-to-work” laws, but Ohio isn’t one of them.

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