By CHRISTOPHER BUTLER
Officials throughout Tennessee abused or misspent $7.8 million of taxpayer money during December, according to documents that the state Comptroller’s Office released last month.
Comptrollers faulted 33 different municipalities or entities for items such as expenditures exceeding appropriations, deficits, lack of competitive bidding, official misconduct, and theft.
• Jackson County
• The General Fund [...]Read More →
The recipient of a major federal stimulus grant and loan in southwestern Minnesota appears to be having second thoughts about proceeding with a broadband project spread out over three counties. The $15 million project which planned to expand broadband service in 15 communities may be in danger of going into the financial red zone, apparently [...]Read More →
Jason Bauer, a former Oakland Country Democratic Party official, was sentenced to one year of probation and $2,600 in fines for his involvement with a 2010 fake Tea Party scheme. Bauer is the second person involved in the plot to be sentenced. Former Oakland County Democratic Party Chair Mike McGuinness pleaded no contest in October to [...]Read More →
By Zachary Janowski
During the contentious Connecticut budget debates of 2011, a Latino advocacy commission had to award all the money in a small scholarship fund containing private donations to avoid losing it in a budget-balancing sweep of the account.
Going into the budget debate, Connecticut faced a $3.5 billion deficit – give or take. Newly-elected Gov. [...]
By Gene Meyer
TOPEKA — Business owner Ken Daniel, of Topeka, was beaming Thursday as he listened to members of Gov.Sam Brownback’s cabinet explain to lawmakers details of the administration’s latest tax and budget plans.
“I’m really happy with the tax plan,” said Daniel, chairman of Midway Wholesale, a building materials distributor, and part owner of various other local small [...]