Shutterstock image

School sending Internet home with the students

By  |  March 31, 2015  |  No Comments

Paper, pencils and textbooks won’t cut it anymore.

Thirty eight families are going online with the help of a pilot program here, and another 600 will likely be added next year when the district offers Internet to all low-income families with students in junior high.

Photo from Flickr Commons

Lawmakers ‘play chicken’ with infrastructure funding, highway safety at stake

New Mexico  |  4:00 am

State legislators adjourned this month without funding critical public works projects, including a senior center infested with mold, a veterans home that is out of compliance with the fire code, and a treacherous highway with more fatalities than any in the state.

Screen grab of SBA logos

Small Business Administration pitting taxpayers against one another

Tennessee  |  4:00 am

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Federal officials, through the Small Business Administration, are doling out billions of dollars in loans to wealthy business owners, some in Tennessee, who supposedly can’t start a business through traditional private lenders.
SBA officials, according to Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks.com, have somehow lost sight of their original mission and are […]

TIGHTER REINS: Chesterfield Supervisor Dan Gecker says third-party supervision of public school construction projects could control spending.

Can privatization clean up Chesterfield schools?

Virginia  |  4:00 am

After allegedly “sandbagging the budget,” a Richmond area school district is under pressure to hire a private overseer for future construction projects.

Photo credit: Internet Archive

Former retail labor union boss gets $544,000 for 10 months of work

Labor  |  4:00 am

Former United Food and Commercial Workers executive vice president Bill McDonough was paid $544,137 last year despite leaving the union in October.

Photo by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley campaign Facebook page

Sheriff, regulators, Justice Bradley still silent on ethics complaint

Wisconsin  |  4:00 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Still no word from regulators on whether Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney will face any consequences for appearing in a campaign ad, alongside a county squad car, for state Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

Photo by Rob Nikolewski

Commission rescinds nation’s most controversial fracking ban

Energy and Environment  |  4:00 am

A fracking ban that may cost a small county in New Mexico thousands in court costs has been rescinded.

Courtesy of the Nebraska Unicameral Information Office

‘Expel me!’ Nebraska senator challenges lawmakers

Nebraska  |  3:21 pm

Sen. Ernie Chambers spent two hours Monday morning lambasting his fellow lawmakers on the floor of the Legislature, calling them petty and thin-skinned, threatening to gum up the legislative session and daring them to censure him for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists.

AP file photo

Florida union-led school choice lawsuit suffers setback

Florida  |  10:26 am

A founding member of a teachers’ union-led lawsuit announced Friday that it’s dropping out of an effort to kill a popular school choice program.

Photo via. ND.gov

Watchdog inquiry leads to investigation of trooper headed west in eastbound lanes

North Dakota  |  10:22 am

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — For more than four minutes, a North Dakota state trooper drove the wrong way on a major U.S. highway, Watchdog.org has learned.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol started an investigation 10 days after we placed open-records request for state radio transcripts — 72 days after the incident.
“The NDHP is conducting […]

Photo courtesy of Ballotpedia

Lawmaker wants expanded subpoena power to catch waste, fraud, abuse

Pennsylvania  |  March 30, 2015

State Rep. Cris Dush believes expanded subpoena power would give the state House a tool to fight waste, fraud and abuse.

SPECIAL REPORT

VIDEOS

gruber2

Jon Stewart obliterates ‘slimy’ Democrats over Gruber

By  |  No Comments

The Daily Show
Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

remy1

Remy goes hard at Obamacare, #Grubergate and Lena Dunham

By  |  No Comments

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.

x

Join other concerned citizens who get the latest updates from Watchdog.org on government waste, fraud, or abuse.


Read stories like:

Enter your email and stay on top of the news that matters.