Kathryn Watson, formally served as a staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

Perks of being president: Virginia’s public university leaders get big pay packages

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Running a university with thousands of students and nearly as many demands isn’t an easy job, but with these kinds of paychecks it’s probably worth the trouble.

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Bad for business: Virginia’s tax structure, reliance on D.C. discourages growth

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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In 2011, CNBC ranked Virginia first in the nation for business.

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Audit: As the middleman, many state agencies aren’t tracking federal grants

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia does a haphazard job of monitoring federal tax dollars it passes along to local groups, and the state auditor’s office says that needs to change.

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McAuliffe’s university board appointees include generous campaign donors

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

Terry McAuliffe

Donating a hefty sum to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political endeavors won’t guarantee you a spot governing the commonwealth’s prestigious universities, but it doesn’t hurt.

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McAuliffe to spend salary’s worth in European economic development trip

By   /  June 8, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

COME ON DOWN: Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts about bringing new business to Virginia, but the state’s workforce participation numbers have been declining steadily since May.

State taxpayers will foot a bill roughly equivalent to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s annual salary as he, his wife, Dorothy, and economic development officials market Virginia to European nations on an 11-day trip abroad.

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Virginia candidate goes to court over SBE stance on e-signatures

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SUSAN STIMPSON: Criticizes Bolling.

The campaign of Republican House challenger Susan Stimpson is going to court.

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