Johnny Kampis is a content editor at Watchdog.org, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Alabama’s GOP election winners dominated in fundraising

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Show me the money and I’ll show you the winner.

Not only did Republicans win all six statewide races in Alabama in the general election, but they also far outraised their Democratic opponents.

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Amend this! Bloated Alabama Constitution gets bloatier

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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The results of the 2014 general election mean an Alabama Constitution ready to bust out of its binding grows even larger.

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Bureaucrats behaving badly: Alabama VA officials slammed in annual ‘Wastebook’

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Alabama, Government Waste, News  /  No Comments

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The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System was cited not once, not twice, but three times in a retiring conservative U.S. senator’s annual study on government waste and abuse.

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Uber drivers in Auburn could face arrest

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Alabama, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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If Auburn residents are driving for Uber, as company officials claim, they risk arrest like their counterparts in Tuscaloosa.

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President George Clooney? Don’t bet on it

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Commentary, National, News  /  No Comments

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Who’s your next presidential pick? Chris Christie or Rand Paul? Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden?

If your inclination skews more toward George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, some sportsbooks will happily take your bets.

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Study: Alabama’s property tax administration a confusing mess

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Alabama, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org
CULLMAN, Ala. — Alabama may have one of the lowest property tax rates in the nation, but one study argues the state’s administration of those taxes isn’t fair or efficient.
The Council on State Taxation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit trade association comprised of hundreds of multistate corporations, recently graded all 50 states and […]

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