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Views from around the state: Congress: Clean up after ‘orphaned earmarks’

Don’t you love moving the couch cushions and finding loose change? That happens to Congress when it uncovers old earmarks. It has happened 7,374 times over, according to one report. There’s a big problem, though. Unlike the rest of us, ...

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Democrats’ plans die under Walker

By Matt Pommer “Escape to Illinois!” proclaims the Illinois Wind Energy Association in the wake of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed new rules on wind turbine siting. Walker is asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a law that any turbine ...

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