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(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – State Rep. Dean Knudson says his No. 1 priority is protecting taxpayers. To that end, the Hudson Republican has co-authored a bill calling for a constitutional amendment requiring a super majority vote of the Legislature to approve any sales, income or franchise tax hike. The proposal would solidify the 2011 law […]
(Watchdog.org) Lawrence, KS – After ruling earlier this year that city residents aren’t capable of safely managing furniture on their own front porch, one Kansas community is considering taking its control of residents lives to the next level: mandated governmental inspections. That could soon be the reality for the thousands of people living in the […]
Des Moines, IA – Tim Albrecht, who has served as Gov. Branstad’s communications director since November of 2009, is departing the Branstad-Reynolds administration to pursue a new private sector opportunity. Albrecht’s last day will be Friday, December 13. Former Branstad-Reynolds administration deputy communications director Jimmy Centers has been named the new director of communications. “The […]
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – Illinois lawmakers have finally come to accept what most taxpayers in the state have known for years. “Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded,” Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform. Madigan said Illinois cannot guarantee unionized, public employees […]
(Watchdog.org) Osawatomie, KS – Questionable financial practices by the Sunflower State’s top information technology agency could result in the federal government clawing back more than $1 million, according to a recent audit. Officials with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit unveiled a not-so-flattering close-up of the state’s Office of Information Technology Services on Tuesday, […]
(Watchdog.org) Omaha, NE – Former Nebraska State Sen. Brenda Council was sentenced in federal court Thursday to three years probation and fined $500. Council, a lawyer, pleaded guilty in September to one count of wire fraud in connection with misusing— gambling— $63,000 in campaign funds. During sentencing Council told the judge she has accepted full […]
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee will consider bylaw amendments, a party constitution amendment and a resolution against the Common Core State Standards.
(Kansas City, KS) Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of a student after a Kansas public school prohibited her from posting or handing out religious fliers promoting the student-led “See You at the Pole” prayer event held before school. The school freely allows a variety of other types of materials to be posted […]
A new Iowa U.S. Senate Poll released by the Conservative Intelligence Briefing suggests a closer general election race between Republicans and Bruce Braley.
Bob Vander Plaats of The FAMiLY Leader would lead the crowded Republican field in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race according to a poll of 400 likely primary voters.
NRSC launched an online and grassroots campaign targeting Black Friday shoppers across Iowa about Bruce Braley’s Obamacare sell out.
(Columbus, OH) Today, Ohio Right to Life urged Attorney General Mike DeWine to expedite the litigation against Planned Parenthood and its practice off-label prescribing abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) in Ohio. This request comes in light of 42 reports of failed uses of the drug in the state. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that RU-486 […]