Stimulus award to Denver Post’s $50K bike tour goes unreported

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Colorado, Federal Stimulus, Journalism, Open Records, State Government, Stimulus, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Denver Post’s inaugural 2012 “Pedal the Plains” bicycle tour may have received $50,000 in Stimulus funds from Gov. Hickenlooper, unreported by the paper.

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After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Accountability, Audits, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Center for Disease Control

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Here’s a lesson about how government works: Public officials think they should always have a larger pot of taxpayer money, no matter how badly they have misspent, misprioritized and misused the taxpayer money they already have.
That’s pretty much the only logical explanation to the comments made last week by the head [...]

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Nevada’s Question 3: ‘Margin Tax’ or ‘Education Initiative’

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Nevada, State Elections, State Government, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The battle over Question 3, called either the “Margin Tax” or “The Education Initiative”, will be one of the most contentious and expensive races in Nevada.

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Plenty of mayors in Mississippi earn big salaries

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Government Waste, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Taxes, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Some mayors in Mississippi earn huge paychecks.

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Ohio governor’s fiscal policy barely receives passing grade

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Health Care, Legislature, Ohio, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Ohio’s governor’s fiscal policy received a passing grade on Cato Institute’s 2014 Report Card, ranking of reducing spending and cutting taxes.

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Nevada’s Piglet Book: Government failures cost more than dollars and cents

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Audits, Budget and Spending, Nevada, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Piglet Book documents millions of dollars in losses and tragic results from government waste, fraud and abuse in Nevada.

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