Americans are divided on taxpayer funding of abortion, but union bosses remain staunch supporters.
O’Toole likens policymakers’ fixation with rail projects to the continued installation of streetcars in 1915, when automobiles were starting to hit the roads en masse.
The University of New Hampshire officially frowns upon the use of the word “American,” but that’s just one of a number of ridiculous entries in a newly published Bias-Free Language Guide issued by the publicly-funded university.
Ohio’s Sunshine Review Committee has not yet met and it may be that no one can force it to.
Why did Jim Kenney’s campaign pay $14,000 to a political operative who is now missing and linked to an FBI investigation?
The Nebraska State Patrol exceeded its overtime budget by about $400,000 in the fiscal year that ended last month, but it’s not clear why.
A frank assessment from Moody’s rating agency this week has given several Pennsylvania school districts sour financial notes, and western PA’s schools top the list.
“Russ Feingold has been out of the state and people haven’t focused on what he’s been doing. They’ve forgotten why they fired him six years ago. We’re going to remind them of that,”
Erie County is poised to decide whether to put the county on the hook for a $26.5 million radio system overhaul that critics say is unnecessary. One councilman who opposes the project says the city police chief also said it was unnecessary – but he wouldn’t comment on the record.
The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans for not having health insurance in 2014, even as Obamacare subsidies were flowing to people who did not exist.
“Wisconsin liberals worked to turn the IRS and the state Government Accountability Board into partisan political weapons.”
“As a customer, you have no say. With a solar lease, you are putting the stuff on your roof. You have a signed contract with the devil and you are stuck with the stuff.”
At least 764 applicants initially denied admission to the University of Texas were admitted thanks to a backdoor program for the wealthy and politically connected.
According to a key measure of fiscal health, Houston’s situation is nearly as bad as that of Chicago, which is starting to collapse under its debt burdens.
Shady ballot brokers are “doping the vote” in the Rio Grande Valley, an election-watch group says. Now the FBI is on the case.
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSIONS (FROM THE WATCHDOG ARCHIVE)
New Jersey’s three largest public pension plans are taking Gov. Chris Christie to court in a renewed effort to force the state to pay more than $4 billion in missed payments to retirement funds.
Even as it was careening towards bankruptcy, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, okayed $3 million in bonus pension payments for a handful of city employees.
Those extra payments effectively doubled the retirement pay of 35 city workers, and they were handed out without a proper analysis of the cost to the city’s taxpayers, according to a state audit released this week.
Gov. Butch Otter knows how to raise income levels — at least for a few lucky and connected former legislators.