We’ll take pension reform for a thousand.
Make no mistake, Mississippi is playing “Jeopardy” with its retirement fund.Read More →
Sweetheart deals don’t get any better than this.
A 10-year contract with no competition gets a two-year extension, even before the contract expires.Read More →
Words can be a tricky thing, with different meanings in different scenarios.
Take, for example, the word “deficit.” Now, nearly anyone can tell you what in means in reference to, say, the federal government. And most who know the basics of the Kansas Constitution will tell you the state is forbidden from running a fiscal deficit.
But you wouldn’t know that listening to the political chatter as of late.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Smokers in Philadelphia soon could be paying extra taxes to support the city’s schools.
The state Senate on Monday approved an amendment that would allow the City Council to impose a $2 per-pack tax on cigarettes to generate an estimated $83 million for the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia. School district [...]
By Bre Payton and Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Veterans Administration hospitals have spent at least $420 million on solar panels and windmills while vets wait months — or even lay dying — to see a doctor.
In total, VA hospitals reported 23 deaths due to 76 instances of delayed care, an April 2014 VA fact sheet said. Then on June [...]