By Eric Boehm and Yael Ossowski | Watchdog.org
This is Behind the Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the political news being uncovered by our Watchdog reporters.
You might have heard the news, but if you haven’t gone behind the headlines, you don’t know what you might be missing.
In this week’s episode: We’ve all […]
In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut discuss the practice of pension spiking — a nifty trick discovered by public sector employees that allows them to sometimes double or even triple their annual pension payouts by scooping up higher-paying positions in the final few months before they retire. It costs taxpayers plenty, and it happens just about everywhere.Read More →
Carol Hinders caught the attention of the Internal Revenue Service because she ran a Mexican restaurant.Read More →
Part 7 of 8 in the series Watchdog Podcasts
This is In Our Backyards, Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you can often be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because your […]
This is Behind The Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the state-level political news being uncovered by our Watchdog reporters. You might have heard the news, but if you haven’t gone behind the headlines, you don’t know what you might be missing.Read More →
Nanny of the Week: Georgia lawmaker wants to ban mermaids, werewolves, other fictional creatures from real life
Part 34 of 34 in the series Nanny State of the Week
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
A lawmaker in Georgia wants to ban mermaids, centaurs, werewolves and other half-human, half-animal creatures that don’t exist.
But he’s not talking about banning them from bookshelves or theater screens. No, state Rep. Tom Kirby, R-Gwinnett, is proposing legislation that would […]