Unionized federal employees spent 2.48 million hours working for their unions while getting paid by taxpayers during 2013, and more than 360 workers who are on the federal payroll spent 100 percent of their time working for their union.
Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $1.4 million on food for business meetings and “promotions” by state agencies.
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won’t take office for another two months, but one part of his Fresh Start policy plan already has business types feeling queasy.
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
No, it’s not the amount of time you’d have to work to pay off your family’s share of the national debt. That’s probably much higher.
Instead, that’s how many days it’s been since TransCanada first proposed the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial conduit designed to move oil from Alberta to refineries […]
The Steel City will be undergoing scrutiny in the next few months, as the state auditor general takes a close at the city’s public pension plans. This comes after a report this summer shows a slide in the progress the city had made earlier. The city’s unfunded pension liabilities have now reached $484 million, and the plans are only 58 percent funded.
A corruption scandal in the Mississippi Department of Corrections has the practice of no-bid contracts under fire.
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
Chalk one up for liberty.
Smokers and nonsmokers alike in Westminster, Mass., came together to push back a move by the town’s Board of Health to ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products within the city limits.
Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee.
A high-ranking official with Milwaukee Area Technical College says a nursing instructor who threatened financial harm against a private business owner for displaying GOP campaign signs may have violated school policy and could face disciplinary action.
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and one-time architect of the Affordable Care Act, has been in the news a lot over the past two weeks.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich played to media enthusiasm for big-government Republicans during a Republican Governors Association panel Wednesday.
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By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]
On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.
Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.
Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.
Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.
Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.