VA hospital lacks PJ’s, sheets and toothbrushes, yet spends millions on new furniture, TVs and solar
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Veterans at the Shreveport, La., Veterans Administration hospital have been going without toothbrushes, toothpaste, pajamas, sheets and blankets while department officials spend money on new Canadian-made furniture, televisions to run public service announcements and solar panels, a Watchdog investigation has revealed.
Sources inside the hospital told Watchdog.org that patients also have had [...]
For nearly two decades, Colorado law has prohibited the use of welfare cards at casinos and liquor store ATMs, and in 2012 federal law also required states to have policies prohibiting the withdrawals. But in the past two years at least $489,000 in taxpayer money has been withdrawn in exactly those Colorado locations, Watchdog.org found.
Well-known Tennessee attorney John Jay Hooker persuaded Nashville grand jurors last week to recommend charges against Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell — but he’s not finished.
Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.
A Jackson State dome would cost $200 million, with $75 million of the bill picked up by Mississippi taxpayers.
Sheriff Tommy Rodella refuses to resign after a conviction in federal court but the county manager says taxpayers in Rio Arriba County are through paying his salary.
The plagiarism scandal surrounding Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke apparently is affecting Wisconsin voters.
A new $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes in Philadelphia will help keep the city’s school district afloat — and will help keep 1,000 employees on the job — this year, but does little to solve the underlying financial issues in the district.
Administrators and faculty at Goddard College on Wednesday said they are acting on principle in letting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal deliver the commencement address at Sunday’s graduation.
Gov. Peter Shumlin arrived at a solar energy ceremony Tuesday in a gas-guzzling SUV, and with no sunshine anywhere. The optics blunder underscored some of the contradictions inherent in Net Zero Montpelier.
Folks in southeastern Nebraska now know what top state officials have known for several months: millions of gallons of dangerous and potentially deadly oil train shipments are traveling through their backyards every week.
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.
Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.
The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.
A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.
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Press organizations investigating the Michael Brown incident are being charged incredibly high fees for public records by the city of Ferguson, Missouri.
A new report claims that use of consumer subsidized Obamaphones in Maryland grew 100-fold in three years.
By Ann Kane | WatchdogWire.com
Should North Carolina change its voting rules less than 40 days before a general election?
A three judge panel from the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond,met in Charlotte on Thursday to hear arguments from plaintiffs asking for an injunction against new voting rules established by HB 589 in 2013.
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Solicitor General Verrilli recommends to SCOTUS that 2013 ACF Basin lawsuit be delayed until Army Corps of Engineers revises its manual on water use there.
By Michael Gold | WatchdogWire.com
The mayor of St. Augustine is under fire, accused of intentionally destabilizing a historic building he owned so it could be demolished.
When you are the oldest continuously occupied city of European origin in the United States and on the precipice of celebrating the 450th Anniversary of your founding, you take preservation [...]
Montana had the largest increase in student homelessness among the states for the 2012-2013 school year, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.