Crashing prices at the pump is good news for drivers but could prove to be a problem for budgets in states that rely heavily on oil and gas revenue.
For years, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in community grants were given to a corrupt nonprofit “business.” Where was the oversight?
“Get connected, stay connected, live connected.”
That marketing tagline sums up how Lake County officials manage to keep one of the most expensive federal stimulus broadband projects in the country alive.
The costs of the Lake Connections fiber optic network project in the vast northern Minnesota wilderness continue to increase, and local taxpayers are now footing part of the ever-growing bill.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
STAFFORD, Va. – Virginia’s use and alleged misuse of public-private partnerships for road construction is fueling a high-octane Republican state House race, with the speaker’s seat at stake.
House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Falmouth, is facing a primary challenge from former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson, who accuses GOP leaders of […]
Nebraska’s state auditor has unearthed a variety of problems with the way Nebraska doles out welfare and monitors the program, including $11,000 in payments for six months’ worth of cab rides, even though the welfare recipient owned a car.
The Cromnibus spending bill, worth $1.1 trillion, brought plenty of goodies home to Mississippi.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Colorado lawmakers, in sometimes testy exchanges, questioned the state human services executive director about safety in the state’s juvenile detention facilities after a series of Watchdog.org stories that exposed increases in attacks on staff.
“I mean people aren’t safe, kids aren’t safe, staff aren’t safe,” said state Rep. Jenise May, D-Aurora, a member […]
After nearly a year of waiting, the parties in a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups will have their day in the state’s highest court.
By Paul Chesser
Five years into President Obama’s promise to put 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads by the year 2015, and billions of taxpayer dollars spent or loaned via the 2009 stimulus, only about 0.7 percent of new auto purchases in 2014 were plug-ins.
The disappointing numbers, included in a U.S. Energy Information Administration report […]
Like many of her fellow SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin members, Arkesia Jackson is prepared to fight against a proposal that would eliminate an annual “living wage” increase for thousands of supportive home-care employees contracted with the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Congress handed NASA a $360-million raise in the recently passed federal budget bill, and it’s a good thing too.
Because NASA is clearly doing some really important work with its nearly $18-billion annual budget.
Last week, just as Congress was finalizing the details of the so-called “Cromnibus” bill, a $1-trillion spending plan to […]
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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.
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By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]
On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.
Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.
Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.
Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.
Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.