By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog
Oregon’s public records law already includes a long list of exemptions, yet the state’s Legislature wants to add more.Read More →
Pennsylvania has saved almost $2 billion staving off welfare fraud, waste and abuse under Gov. Tom Corbett, said Beverly Mackereth, the secretary of the state’s Department of Public Welfare.Read More →
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Despite a $52 billion public pension debt, the Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature has ruled out any new reforms to the state retirement system.
“If we stay the course the pension system will be fine,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s annual budget address. “It’s not [...]
By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s leaders are discovering it’s pretty tough to make sound budget decisions when estimates of the money available to spend are off by a billion dollars.
State legislators meet for a constitutionally constrained 80-day session every two years. One of their responsibilities is crafting the state’s budget [...]
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog
Updated 11:32 a.m. Tuesday
LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Dave Heineman said he thinks Nebraska will successfully appeal a judge’s recent ruling striking down the state’s oil pipeline siting law.
Last week, Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy declared unconstitutional a 2012 law that gave the governor and state environmental regulators the authority [...]