By Curt Olson | The Nerve
The South Carolina Senate is running out of time.
During Wednesday’s floor debate on the state budget for next fiscal year, which starts July 1, the Republican majority learned the budget debate could extend into a third week.
“Between now and next week, you will see us with many, many more amendments,” [...]
By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
About 80 fast food workers picketed restaurant chains earlier this month saying they wanted to double their pay, going from minimum wage $7.40 an hour to $15 an hour.
But business and economic experts say some of those workers would be out of a job if their demands were ever met.
“If forced [...]
By Grant Bosse | New Hampshire Watchdog
Mark Hayward reports in the Union Leader that the University of New Hampshire is spending $100,000 to have a New York company to redesign the UNH logo.
An academic clock tower doesn’t really connect with UNH, according to marketing experts weighing in on the University of New Hampshire’s move to redesign [...]
By Katy Grimes | Cal Watchdog
SACRAMENTO — The Department of State Hospitals appears to be flouting the legislative process. Instead of getting legislative approval for a $50 million expansion, they’ve been implementing the changes since February, and just now asked for approval.
A seemingly routine committee hearing about the massive amounts of spending by the equally massive Department of [...]
By Ron Aiken | The Nerve
In the months leading up to reportedly the worst cyber-security failure in U.S. history at a state agency, South Carolina Department of Revenue officials deemed data encryption too costly on one hand while spurning offers of free cyber protection from another state agency with the other.
The result was an unprecedented [...]