By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
It’s easy to see why Barbara Walters named billionaire Elon Musk one of 2014’s most fascinating people.
In the waning days of his 2014 reelection campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to Musk to bail him out of a $1 billion economic development deal that was going down in flames — and could […]
For years, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in community grants were given to a corrupt nonprofit “business.” Where was the oversight?
“Get connected, stay connected, live connected.”
That marketing tagline sums up how Lake County officials manage to keep one of the most expensive federal stimulus broadband projects in the country alive.
The costs of the Lake Connections fiber optic network project in the vast northern Minnesota wilderness continue to increase, and local taxpayers are now footing part of the ever-growing bill.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
STAFFORD, Va. – Virginia’s use and alleged misuse of public-private partnerships for road construction is fueling a high-octane Republican state House race, with the speaker’s seat at stake.
House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Falmouth, is facing a primary challenge from former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson, who accuses GOP leaders of […]
Nebraska’s state auditor has unearthed a variety of problems with the way Nebraska doles out welfare and monitors the program, including $11,000 in payments for six months’ worth of cab rides, even though the welfare recipient owned a car.
The Cromnibus spending bill, worth $1.1 trillion, brought plenty of goodies home to Mississippi.
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases connected to the politically charged John Doe investigation, expect the left to scream for the recusals of the conservative justices that make up the court’s majority.
D.C. schools can once again administer special education services without the federal government checking in on them.
On Tuesday, a U.S. district judge dismissed an 18-year-old special education lawsuit against the D.C. public school system. The decision allows schools to oversee special education services without a judicial review and a monitor checking-in and tracking performance.
Jude Paul […]
Gov. Terry McAuliffe continued his broken-record push for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday as he proposed his ideas for amending the state’s $95 billion, biennial budget.
A recent state audit further solidified the paperwork problems of a former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who had faced 64 felony charges. The Ohioville Borough officer was able to plead to two misdemeanors and retire instead of being fired.
Money from taxes on oil and gas development represented more than half of all revenue in 2013.
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As #Grubergate continues to unfold, Reason.com’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.
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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.