Democrat Governors

How Gov't-Funded Stadiums, Museums Harm Taxpayers

A. Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

Here are a few lessons in crony capitalism from Virginia. In his first year, McAuliffe has already burned through $68 million, even though a study by VA’s legislative watchdog comm. found such handouts have only a “small impact” on companies’ decisions about where to locate. 

Dem McAuliffe Deal Moves Money, Jobs Around

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Dem. Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts that his admin. has closed a record 228 econ.-development deals since he took office. Instead of creating new jobs, his new agreement will merely shift workers between 2 VA counties while pitting 1 state-subsidized company against another.

McAuliffe Vows to Push OCare Medicaid Expansion Despite Budget Shortfalls

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

Even as VA's Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) emphasized that budget cuts need to be made as a $2.4 billion shortfall was revaled, he made it clear he still plans to find a way to use Obamacare to expand health insurance for Virginia’s poor—and he’s ready to use the power of his exec. office to do so.

Time To Smoke Out Blue State Governors’ Positions On Illegal Aliens

Democratic Governors O’Malley, Malloy, Hickenlooper and Markell have already been caught out as hypocrites on Obama's plan to settle illegal aliens in their states. It is time to put the heat on the rest of the Democratic Governors who pander to race-baiting Hispanic organizations, like La Raza, and then run for cover when the bill for their open borders policies lands on the doorstep of taxpayers in their states.

McAuliffe Bankrolled by Planned Parenthood; Pushes Looser Abortion Rules

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a friend of Planned Parenthood (his campaign's 4th largest contributor) is ordering the Virg. Board of Health to review state regulations that impose the same construction standards for hospitals on first-trimester abortion facilities. It's an obvious move to loosen clinic standards in favor of abortion.

GOP Open Investigations into OCare’s Disaster Sites

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

GOP Lawmakers are setting their sites on exchanges in Oreg., Maryland, and Mass. where Dem. governors embraced the healthcare law, and are demanding to know why their expensive online portals remain useless more than four months after launch.

West. Maryland Secession Movement Grows Over Taxes, Gun Control

Mary Bubala, WJZ Baltimore

Western Marylanders fed up with high taxes and gun control want to break away. Thousands in the western counties say liberal Gov. Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state. Similar movements are also growing in AZ, CA, CO, and MI.