By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — It’s only once in a blue moon that Democratic and Republican politicians can come to mutual understanding on Capitol Hill, but just this once, Sen. Bill Nelson hopes they’ll put differences aside and strive for the moon. Earth’s Moon, that is. CRASH: Nelson’s bill to help prop up NASA […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — Free speech is a great idea, but it doesn’t extend to military funeral protesters and political smear campaigns. That’s the attitude of several Florida state lawmakers throwing their weight behind a pair of bills, each establishing restrictions on speech that could be considered either harmful or […]
The same companies which supplied the voting machines for the troublesome 2000 presidential election are continuing to sell machines across the country. Not only that, but millions in taxpayer dollars are stilled owed by counties across the state who were required to toss the old machines. Florida Watchdog is on the case.
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog PUBLIC HELP: Scott says government partnerships have helped thousands of jobs across the state. ST. PETERSBURG — Jobs numbers are growing, public debt is under control and Gov. Rick Scott is making sure the government can claim the credit. Since Dec. 2010, unemployment in Florida has dropped faster than all other […]
Another article of mine was reprinted on Reason’s website, this time on Michigan passing “right-to-work” legislation. Reason is a libertarian magazine that features great commentary and analysis on the pressing issues of our day. Enjoy: Yaël Ossowski | Dec. 11, 2012 2:55 pm Overcoming the large crowds that have descended upon the capital, Michigan House members approved legislation allowing […]
As right-to-work laws are adopted in Michigan, we look back at the history of their inception, beginning with the National Labor Relations Act in 1935, giving unions formidable power in their negociations with employers.
IT’S THE LAW: Gov. Rick Snyder, right, speaks as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley listens Tuesday at a news conference in Lansing, Mich., after signing the right-to-work law. (AP photo) By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org LANSING, Michigan — Ending the battle as easily as it began, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law “right-to-work” measures that […]
EN MASSE: Thousands of demonstrators gather Tuesday outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., protesting a right-to-work vote. (AP photo) By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org LANSING — Overcoming the large crowds that have descended upon the capital, Michigan House members approved legislation allowing workers to freely decide whether they wish to pay union dues as a […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog RUSH: In the final days of the congressional session, representatives are pushing for bills and resolutions to be passed. ST. PETERSBURG — In the final days of the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, when most eyes have averted to the impending realities of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Florida’s […]
A piece from Florida Watchdog’s Yaël Ossowski prompted Orlando’s WESH TV to press Gov. Rick Scott on an overseas trip, and questions of crony capitalism. PART ONE PART TWO Florida Watchdog prompts crony capitalism questions of @flgovrickscott yael.es/UpXEWT! #sayfie — Yaël (@YaelOss) December 6, 2012