National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members.
As die-hard streetcar pushers try to get their derailed project back on track politically, others are moving on with a proposal to bring double-decker buses to Arlington.
In the past five years, Oklahoma City taxpayers have cut checks totaling $20.6 million to retiring city employees for accrued vacation and sick leave, Watchdog.org found through an analysis of city databases.
Republican state Sen. John Watkins is retiring after three and a half decades in the General Assembly, throwing the future of party control of the Senate into chaos once more.
A major reason for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s loss – and the defeats of most legislative candidates down the ballot — lies in one simple concept.
By Jason Stverak | Watchdog.org
Retired U.S. Army Gen. John M. “Jack” Keane presented Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and his wife Beth with the lifetime achievement award from the Green Beret Foundation.
The awards recognized Roger and Beth Ailes for their “staunch support of our military and for continuously upholding Green Beret traditions and […]
Inmates and their accomplices filed $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service’s auditor.
Bird lovers launched a last-ditch drive at Friday’s Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority meeting to protect migratory species from what they consider a killer Minnesota Vikings football stadium being built with $500 million in taxpayer funding.
The Minnesota Citizens for the Protection of Migratory Birds went to the top of the political pecking order, calling on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to fire MSFA chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen.
By Malia Zimmerman |Watchdog.org
HONOLULU – Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott is slamming the University of Hawaii over its refusal to disclose data collected from middle school students during a controversial sex education program.
The Hawaii State Department of Education conducts “Pono Choices,” a sex education program for 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds, in partnership with university researchers from […]
Mississippi electricity and gas bills could skyrocket thanks to new EPA regulations by 2020, a study says
Already a hot bed for identity theft, insurance and health care fraud, a South Florida-based scheme allegedly enriched 11 people who used public health services to scam foreign nationals.
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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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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.