Article on Michigan Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Work Law

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 […]

FL: Profits of doom: Military contractors decry spending cuts but keep raking in cash

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — The nation’s largest military contractors may be doing everything they can to warn Floridians of impending doom coming in the form of military-spending cuts, but newly announced defense contracts may leave their claims falling on deaf ears. DOOM: Military contractors warn of coming defense cuts, but […]

FL: State Internet taxes are ‘first step’ toward national online sales tax

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog CLEARWATER — The world’s freest marketplace is set to become the next playground for Florida’s tax collectors. Come 2013, the Sunshine State could find itself with an Internet sales tax, thanks to a bill put forward by state Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, on Monday. Margolis did not return calls to Florida Watchdog, but she told Jacksonville […]

FL: Miami-Dade prison work program ‘obviously unconstitutional’

By Marianela Toledo and Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog MIAMI — Reacting to the news that Miami-Dade County wants to use accused criminals for manual labor in return for paying off debts, lawyers across the state say such a program could be rule unconstitutional. The proposed ordinance aims to save taxpayer dollars by offering “pretrial detainees” the option of cleaning roads, […]

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