Sep
23
2015
1

My Watchdog.org piece on Baltimore bill to reform the rain tax is up.

Found here. Short version: There’s a Baltimore Council member who thinks that trying to cut the rain tax by half in that city would be useful for him as he runs for mayor. He is probably correct, too.

Jul
09
2015
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My Watchdog.org piece on the Renewable Fuel Standard is up.

Found here. Short version: the RFS is awful. A Congressman wants to kill it. Let’s let him.

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May
22
2015
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My Watchdog.org post on prevailing wages in Michigan is up.

Found here. Short version:

Oh you got trouble
Right here in River City
That starts with a T
That rhymes with P
That stands for pool

…Well, ‘stands for a complicated set of issues involving whether union wage scales should be used in state-sponsored construction projects’ doesn’t really scan.

May
14
2015
3

My Watchdog.org post on the rain tax repeal is up.

Found here. Short version: Maryland repealed that odious rain tax.  And good riddance to bad rubbish, too.

May
01
2015
2

My Watchdog.org piece on Uber in Broward County, Florida is up.

Found here. Short version: the county commissioners over there like taxi company money. The big question is whether they’d like Uber pulling out of the area.

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Apr
16
2015
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My Watchdog.org piece on Maryland wind farms is up!

Found here.  Short version: now that the subsidies are drying up they’re killing those wind farms with fire.  Also, Watchdog.org will in fact edit out my hysterical laughter on this topic.  Good to know.

Apr
13
2015
1

My Watchdog.org piece on Chicago school choice is up.

Found here.  Short version: turns out that if you like school choice, you probably wanted Rahm Emanuel to win re-election as Chicago mayor. His opponent hated it, just like the unions told him to.

I know. Go figure, huh?

Apr
06
2015
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My Watchdog.org post on the Maryland tax battles is up.

Found here. Short version: Democrats really hate to cut taxes. I mean, it’s like it causes them physical pain.

Mar
27
2015
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My Watchdog.org Maryland Fracking Update post is up.

Found, as usual, here. Short version: the Maryland legislature is going to not sign off on fracking, and the governor is probably going to let them because, honestly, the state is generally (if only vaguely) against it.  …Sorry?

Mar
02
2015
11

My Watchdog.org post on Chris Van Hollen’s DOA carbon emissions cap bill is up.

Found here. Also, I don’t normally comment about comments over there – it’s not my job to beat that comments section into shape, so it’s also not my problem – but the one comment there so far is a hoot. How the heck somebody could mangle my name into ‘Brad Matthews’ is a minor mystery, and one that I suspect that I don’t actually want resolved. Let us retain at least some wonders and enigmas in this fallen world.

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