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Minimum Wage: Scott Walker Based 'Living Wage' Ruling On Restaurant Industry Study

ibtimes.com — Under pressure to raise the state's minimum wage, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confidently declared that there was no need. Low-wage workers had filed a complaint charging that the state's minimum wage -- $7.25 -- did not constitute a "living wage" as mandated by state law.

Let's Challenge the Police to a 'Drug Duel' -- Prove Alcohol Is Safer Than Marijuana

alternet.org — When Colorado voters in 2012 approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana, the state did not merely break new ground in the ongoing battle over narcotics policy. It also bolstered an innovative new political message that compares cannabis to alcohol.

Marijuana Advocates Challenge Police to 'Drug Duels' to Prove Pot Is Safer than Booze

alternet.org — When Colorado voters in 2012 approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana, the state did not merely break new ground in the ongoing battle over narcotics policy. It also bolstered an innovative new political message that compares cannabis to alcohol.

Pot vs. Beer: Legalization Advocates Push Comparison of Marijuana and Alcohol

ibtimes.com — David Boyer has challenged South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins to a "hit for shot" duel in a public park. For every shot of alcohol Googins takes, Boyer would take a toke of marijuana, and the crowd would decide who was in worse physical condition in the end.

Chris Christie Pay-To-Play Probe Of Charlie Baker Takes Center Stage In Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

ibtimes.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, head of the Republican Governors Association, RGA, hasn't shown up in Massachusetts to campaign for the GOP candidate there, but he's still become an issue in the race.

Pension Deal Spotlights 'Placement Agent' Business, Raises Conflict-Of-Interest Questions

ibtimes.com — On the day it was publicly unveiled in March 2010, the North Carolina Innovation Fund was billed as a way to put the state's pension money to work as seed capital for a new crop of cutting-edge local businesses.

Chris Christie Blocks Release Of Pay-To-Play Probe Of Charlie Baker, Massachusetts GOP Nominee

ibtimes.com — As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped Charlie Baker with millions of dollars worth of ads supporting his Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign. But that's not the only way he may be boosting the GOP candidate in the final weeks of a close election: Christie officials are blocking the release of the findings of New Jersey's pay-to-play investigation into Baker.

Fracking for the Cure? Susan G. Komen Foundation Partners With Energy Services Firm

alternet.org — Helping find a cure for cancer or "pinkwashing" carcinogenic pollution? That is the question being raised upon the news that one of the world's largest fossil fuel services firms is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation on a breast cancer awareness campaign, despite possible links between fracking and cancer.

Chris Christie: New Jersey Bill Challenges Governor's Subsidies to GOP Donors

ibtimes.com — In a pushback on Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey lawmakers advanced pay-to-play legislation aimed at cracking down on political contributions from corporations receiving state tax subsidies. Governor Christie's administration was set to consider a $100 million subsidy to Lockheed Martin after the defense contractor contributed to the Christie-led Republican Governors Association (RGA), as the International Business Times reported.
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.@GovChristie blocks release of docs from pay-to-play probe of GOP's gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts bit.ly/1tInpYj

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Gov candidate who makes money off public pension cash complains of others' purported conflicts of interest twitter.com/davidsirota/st… #Amazing

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Rauner complains of reporter's purported conflict, while vying for office that runs a pension his firm gets cash from chicagobusiness.com/article/201410…

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EXCLUSIVE: @ScottWalker based min wage order on fast-food industry study after taking $200k from restaurant industry bit.ly/1wowJkt

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