Taking risks and reaping huge rewards may be a fixture of American politics, but a bill being pushed through committee may completely outlaw the chance for Americans to do the same from their home computer or smartphone on Internet gambling websites.
After a series of Watchdog.org stories exposing potential welfare waste, state representatives introduced a bill Wednesday designed to stop or at least decrease the amount of tax money welfare recipients withdraw at state and federally prohibited locations like liquor stories, casinos and strip bars.
By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Russ Feingold is doing more than dropping hints that he may seek another run at the U.S. Senate he was unceremoniously dumped from during the conservative revolution of 2010.
Nestled in Gov. Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget address to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Tuesday was a production tax on natural gas. That tax could put a big dent in the state’s gaping deficit, but clearly can’t solve the revenue problem alone.
Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration is touting that 70 percent of their 213 bills passed the General Assembly this year, an impressive feat for a Democratic governor contending with a stubborn, Republican-controlled House and Senate. The trouble is, nobody seems to know quite what the administration’s 213 total bills — or the 150 that will reach the governor’s desk — are, and the governor’s office isn’t responding to requests for a comprehensive list of bills.
By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — Proposed financial assistance for Philadelphia schools couldn’t come at a better time.
Reading, writing and arithmetic are some of the most important lessons students learn. But one of the most valuable things they learn in Philly schools is to check to make sure there is toilet paper in the restroom before they do their […]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Double-dipping public officials and retirees collecting $100,000 a year or more from New Jersey state pensions have little to fear from the sweeping reforms proposed by Gov. Chris Christie.
The blueprint drafted by the governor’s Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission promises to help the state retirement system escape a […]
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, now says letters he sent wanting communications from seven climate scientists was an “overreach” but he still wants the scientists’ funding information.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe and wife Dorothy want to end childhood hunger in Virginia for $29.32. Virginia farmer Joel Salatin calls it “a boondoggle and a charade.”
File this one under: Are you flipping kidding me. Months after a Florida transit authority was caught misusing federal terrorism funds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave it a “Gold Standard” award.
A proposal to increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $10.10 would cost 21,886 low-skill workers their jobs, according to a study from two economists.
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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.