The Pennsylvania auditor general’s office did not mince words in its report on Jeannette, Pennsylvania’s pension problems: officials need to make “fiscally responsible decisions.” And the city’s recent promises to its uniformed retirees don’t seem to fall into that category.
McAuliffe: Making contracts with outside law firms public, accountable would ‘impose harmful restrictions’
Virginia taxpayers may never know why the Virginia Retirement System needed $322,000 worth of outside legal aid last year for investments alone. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have made all legal contracts the state makes with outside special counsel available online for the public.
The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.
Illinois lawmakers are close to banning — or partially banning — new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf.
A proposed Gulfport aquarium would get $24.5 million if a pair of bond bills are signed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant
Trust, but verify. That might as well be the mantra of wary legislators out to protect taxpayers and property owners in the wake of the latest proposal for a high speed rail line from the Twin Cities to Rochester.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Plan will boost Virginia’s electric rates 25 percent and eliminate 38,000 jobs in the state, a new study predicts.
By Chris Butler | Louisiana Watchdog
Lisa Crinel, a New Orleans wedding caterer under federal indictment, according to the FBI, could have gone through a private lender to help her start up her business.
Instead, Crinel, who was also the city’s 2004 Zulu Queen, got federal taxpayers involved in starting up her business, called LACE — The Grand […]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall accused the speaker of the Texas House and two other state lawmakers of abusing their offices Tuesday, hours after a Travis County grand jury decided it had no cause to indict Hall.
For the past two years, Hall’s few public comments on the inquisition he’s undergone have […]
The North Dakota University System is looking for a new chancellor. For a brief amount of time it seemed that new chancellor could be an old chancellor who left the position previously amid controversy.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
The whistleblower who revealed secret waiting lists at a Louisiana veterans hospital plagued by supply shortages and shoddy care expressed skepticism that a U.S. senator’s visit Monday would change anything.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he toured the facility in response to stories by Watchdog.org that detailed how Overton Brooks VA Medical Center […]
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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.