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Kathy Hoekstra

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Kathy Hoekstra is the Regulatory Policy Reporter for Watchdog.org, writing about national and state regulatory issues.

Kathy Hoekstra is the Regulatory Policy Reporter for Watchdog.org, writing about national and state regulatory issues. Before joining Watchdog, she was a senior communications manager and Michigan state director for Job Creators Network (JCN), a advocacy organization that focuses on employee education. She has also been a contributor to the Detroit News and occasional guest-host for Frank Beckmann on WJR Radio in Detroit. Her work has also appeared in The American Spectator. Hoekstra is also a policy advisor with The Heartland Institute.

Prior stints include Media Relations Director for former presidential candidate Herman Cain in the year following his campaign, investigative reporter at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and 15 year career in radio and television news. She lives in Michigan with her two teenage sons.

Recent Articles and Publications

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February 13, 2018
By Kathy Hoekstra
A federal court in California ruled a 1908 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal lands, including Indian reservations, have a legal right to surface water, also applies to groundwater.
October 20, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
The White House and Congress are working to modify the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which they say is holding back domestic energy production and energy independence.
October 18, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
Delaware Gov. John Carney issued an executive order directing the state government to create a “working group” to explore the potential economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind development.
August 25, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a blow to a Wisconsin family and opened new questions about Fifth Amendment protections for private property throughout the nation.

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