In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut take a step back from the usual number-crunching and budget-busting to ask a sociological question: are America’s highly-paid public sector workers a new form of royalty?Read More →
Civil forfeiture paid for the $4.1 million Richland police station and the city’s fleet of police cars.Read More →
The state Senate is moving quickly this week to approve a major overhaul of Pennsylvania’s two public pension plans. The Republican-backed proposal would change benefits for future state workers and public school employees, and is set for a final vote that could come as soon as Wednesday afternoon – despite opposition from public sector unions and Democratic lawmakers.
Meanwhile, a bipartisan group in the state House is working on a separate proposal that would force lawmakers to stop kicking the can when it comes to paying off an unfunded liability that has ballooned to almost $60 billion.Read More →
A state senator has called for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to terminate a federal grant to Oxford House.Read More →
Two down ticket races in Mississippi — state treasurer and three seats on the Mississippi Public Service Commission — could have huge consequences for taxpayers.Read More →
A one-mile road repair estimated at $263,910 could rise as high as $629,561 if lanes are added for cyclists and pedestrians, according to an analysis from the City of Rutland Department of Public Works.Read More →