Kathryn Watson is an investigative reporter for Watchdog.org's Virginia Bureau. Her work has appeared in places like Drudge Report, Washington Examiner, Reason and Human Events, and she has made appearances on Fox News and NBC4. An alumna of the National Journalism Center, Katie is a member of Investigative Reporters Editors. She graduated with a journalism degree and highest honors from Biola University in L.A., where she ran the student newspaper. After college, she reported for a mid-sized newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her work has earned her "Best in Show" and two first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association.

McAuliffe vows Medicaid push, cutting tax preferences in budget proposal

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

DIGGING IT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support for a trans-Virginia gas pipeline on Tuesday.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe continued his broken-record push for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday as he proposed his ideas for amending the state’s $95 billion, biennial budget.

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Congress remains silent through centuries of convention requests from states

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  National, News, State Government  /  No Comments


Seven hundred and sixty-three.

No, that’s not how much the national debt is ticking upwards per second, or how much you’ll pay annually for premiums under Obamacare (hint: unfortunately, those numbers are astronomically higher).

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State lawmakers look to shift power away from Washington

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Congress, Florida, Government Regulation, Illinois, National, News, State Government, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo by Kathryn Watson

A movement is afoot from state lawmakers who believe the federal government has amassed far too much power, to the detriment of state authority and autonomy.

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Watchdog Radio: Police are out of control and getting away with it

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  National, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Eric Boehm and  Katie Watson | Watchdog Radio
No one can look at the video of two New York City police officers restraining Eric Garner and conclude that everything that happened was OK.
But a grand jury in New York declined to issues an indictment in the case — and it’s not all that unusual. For the past few decades, […]

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Ivy League professors, staff donate more than $2 million in 2014 — mostly to Dems

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Connecticut, Education, National, New Hampshire, New York, News  /  No Comments

Employees of Harvard University, pictured, donated more to 2014 campaigns than those at any other Ivy League institution.

Employees at Ivy League schools donated about $3.2 million in the 2014 election cycle, largely favoring liberal candidates, committees and causes.

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VA lawmaker considers enshrining privacy protections in constitution

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

State Delegate Richard Anderson and state Sen. Chap Petersen are considering trying to enshrine privacy protections into the state constitution.

With technology rapidly growing and outpacing privacy laws, Virginia lawmakers are trying to plan for the unexpected.

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