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.
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.
A proposed Gulfport aquarium would get $24.5 million if a pair of bond bills are signed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant
Illinois lawmakers are close to banning — or partially banning — new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Nebraska Watchdog has asked Attorney General Doug Peterson to weigh in on whether University of Nebraska officials violated the state Open Meetings Act during its search for a new president.
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 […]
All 80 seats in the New Jersey State Assembly are up for grabs this year, but voters will have few choices in the June 2 primary election. Only seven races will be contested, according to the list of candidates released by state election authorities at Monday evening’s filing deadline
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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.