Official says citizens’ interest in government has ‘gone to the dogs’

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Local Government, Michigan, Open Records, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Despite the internet making government more open, a Harbor Springs city manager is upset that residents only make noise about deer and dog parks.

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Augusta Commission approves more funding for broke Hyde Park project

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Georgia, Local Government, Local News, Public Utilities, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Last night the Augusta Commission voted to approve an additional $630,000 to the financially troubled Hyde Park drainage project.

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Stadium group provides Las Vegas City Council with ‘final, final’ report correcting $4M error

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Local Government, Nevada, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A group hoping to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas provided the City Council with a revised final draft of a study for its stadium proposal.

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Sheriff rallies citizens to fight commissioners’ budget cuts

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Budget and Spending, Local Government, Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Thurston County Sheriff Snaza has called on citizens to help fight more budget cuts by commissioners, following the $1.2 million reduction in their budget.

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Las Vegas officials defend stadium proposal, but still no plug for $4M hole

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Government Waste, Local Government, Nevada, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Michael Chamberlain | WatchdogWire.com
City officials in Las Vegas are defending a proposal for public financing of a downtown soccer stadium, but questions remain unanswered and new ones emerged at the first of a series of town hall meetings to discuss the plan.
The meetings, to be held in each of the city’s six wards, are designed [...]

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Mississippi license plates hit taxpayers in the wallet

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Mississippi, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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New residents in the Magnolia State often get a taste of sticker shock when they have to pay for their license plates, and those costs are going up.

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