• Grassroots effort pushes along PA property tax reform

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HARRISBURG, Pa. – Tammy Keener of Berks County clapped, cheered and even cried Tuesday morning as state senators on the Finance Committee debated legislation to eliminate school property taxes. When the panel narrowly approved Senate | Read More »

  • A vision for ‘local choice’ TV still alive on Capitol Hill

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. WASHINGTON — Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions | Read More »

  • Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. TALLAHASSEE — Round two of Obamacare open enrollment is eight weeks away, and the Obama administration is once again spending millions on “navigator” outreach programs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week | Read More »

  • ‘The Bachelor’ gets $100,000 proposal from New Mexico

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Tourism Department is joining the Santa Fe City Council in the dating pool for the reality TV series, “The Bachelor.” “We’re really excited,” said Rebecca Latham, communications director for the tourism department, | Read More »

  • School bans lip balm, 11 year-old girl fights back

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. When even the kids know the nanny state has gone too far, well, you know its really gone too far. The Augusta County School Board in Virginia was scolded this week by an 11-year | Read More »

  • Thomas More Society wins in defamation lawsuit

    From the Thomas More Society: (September 11, 2014 – Chicago, IL) – Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision to dismiss the appeal brought by Satkar Hospitality Inc. against Illinois Review, a conservative news | Read More »

  • Parents sue state over Philadelphia schools

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. A group of parents whose children attend Philadelphia public schools are asking state courts to step in after the secretary of education ignored complaints about the district. A lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court on | Read More »

  • Eric Holder is most hated

    According to the Washington Examiner, “if you know who Eric Holder is, you probably don’t like him”: Attorney General Eric Holder is one of President Obama‘s best-known and longest-serving cabinet members. Most recently, he led the administration’s response to the racial unrest in Ferguson, | Read More »

  • American Commitment to slow fed takeover of internet

    From American Commitment: American Commitment Mobilizes Millions to Answer Dishonest “Slowdown” Ploy and Stop a Federal Takeover of the Internet Washington, D.C.—American Commitment, a national advocacy organization, has launched a massive effort to combat the dishonest “slowdown” campaign that liberal activists | Read More »

  • Sept. 13 National Remembrance Day of aborted babies

    Citizens for a Pro-life Society, Priests for Life, and Pro-life Action League are set to host memorials in remembrance of children murdered by abortion: The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday, September 13, 2014, was first marked | Read More »

  • Obamacare rates going up in Nebraska next year

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. LINCOLN, Neb. — Premiums for Obamacare health insurance plans sold in Nebraska will go up nearly 11 percent next year — one of the biggest hikes in the nation— according to preliminary rates released by the state Insurance | Read More »

  • MO town bans breastfeeding near pools

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Mothers in Missouri are allowed to breastfeed their children in public, provided they use as much discretion as possible — unless they’re near a public pool in the town of Warrensburg. City officials there aren’t | Read More »

  • Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education will reinstate the controversial “Pono Choices” sex education curriculum, but after pressure from some parents and lawmakers, the program for middle school students will include some key | Read More »

  • Teacher union boss pay refutes ‘solidarity’ rhetoric

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Teachers union presidents Randi Weingarten and Lily Eskelsen Garcia claim to speak for American workers, but collect huge salaries from the very educators they accuse taxpayers of shortchanging. Weingarten was paid $543,150 in 2013 as president of American Federation | Read More »

  • Nonprofit law firm celebrates 25 years of defending life

    From Life Legal Defense: Life Legal Defense Foundation Takes on Federal Government, Healthcare and Abortion Industries (September 3, 2014 – Napa, CA) Life Legal Defense Foundation may be a small nonprofit law firm headquartered in the Napa Valley, but its attorneys are making | Read More »

  • Who can be a sheriff in NM? Just about anybody

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. SANTA FE, N.M. – Voters may not know it, but just because somebody gets elected as a New Mexico sheriff that doesn’t mean he or she is a certified law enforcement officer. In fact, they’re | Read More »

  • CA looks to ban Confederate flag

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. CULLMAN, Ala. — California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.” A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of | Read More »

  • M. Stanton Evans to be honored by Heartland Institute

    Conservative legend and frequent Human Events contributor, M. Stanton Evans, will be honored at the Heartland Institute’s anniversary dinner next week. From Heartland: CHICAGO – He worked 13 years with American conservative icon William F. Buckley, wrote the culture-changing Young | Read More »

  • Hawaii investigates election day debacles

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting. They were among several people outraged over recent debacles surrounding | Read More »

  • Mom arrested for cursing in a grocery store

    The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal reports: Cursing while shopping for frozen pizzas could send you to jail in North Augusta, S.C. Danielle Wolf, a young mother, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after using profanity during a recent trip to her | Read More »