Watchdog Podcast: A Greek tragedy, school choice at the Supreme Court and political spy games in Wisconsin
Greece is in crisis after decades of over-spending finally caught up to it.
What lessons does the mess in Greece offer for American cities and states that have piled up debts in the public pension system?Read More →
Republican lawmakers say privatizing state-owned wine and liquor stores would bring greater consumer convenience. Ultimately, Gov. Tom Wolf must decide.Read More →
Republican lawmakers spent the weekend advancing a $30.1 billion budget plan that holds the line on taxes, but it faces a near-certain veto from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.Read More →
On paper, going paperless in government makes sense. Staff armed with iPads can significantly reduce the time spent entering duplicative data for participants in government programs and increase efficiency in providing services, theoretically saving taxpayers.
Yet Winona County is paying dearly for being on the cutting edge of implementing an electronic data management system. What started out as a promised profit center based on selling EDMS software and services to other counties turned into a money pit that may never break even.
“We’re into it for multiple millions, and it was supposed to not be a burden on our taxpayers. It was supposed to be a blessing to our taxpayers,” said Steve Jacob, Winona County Board chair.Read More →
Wal-Mart was accepted by the Mississippi Public Service Commission as an intervenor in the fight over Mississippi Power rate increases.Read More →
The Mississippi Board of Mental Health didn’t have five minutes for a taxpayer to hear her concerns about taxpayer-funded halfway houses.Read More →