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UT regent blasts speaker for ‘abuse of office’

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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 […]

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

New Mexico  |  March 31, 2015

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.

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Whistleblower says senator’s visit won’t change anything at embattled VA

National  |  3:04 pm

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 […]

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  |  March 31, 2015

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

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

Labor  |  March 31, 2015

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

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Sheriff, regulators, Justice Bradley still silent on ethics complaint

Wisconsin  |  March 31, 2015

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.

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Commission rescinds nation’s most controversial fracking ban

Energy and Environment  |  March 31, 2015

A fracking ban that may cost a small county in New Mexico thousands in court costs has been rescinded.

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‘Expel me!’ Nebraska senator challenges lawmakers

Nebraska  |  March 30, 2015

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.

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Philadelphia schools tread on rocky fiscal footing

Education  |  7:45 am

By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — If the School District of Philadelphia gets every penny it expects from increased state and local funding, massive investments in city schools will only temporarily solve the district’s financial woes.
Another reason for concern is that the schools may not get all of that money that’s been promised by Gov. […]

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Former tax commissioner: Vermont budget debate all taxes, no cuts

Vermont  |  10:53 am

As Vermont lawmakers attempt to fill a $113-million budget hole caused by chronic overspending, a former commissioner of finance and taxes says the fix under consideration is all taxes and no cuts, despite claims to the contrary.

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Waiting game goes on for professor caught in Marquette speech battle

Wisconsin  |  8:03 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – There aren’t many academicians who know more about the Kennedy Assassination than John McAdams.

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