Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Interns parody ‘All About That Bass,’ Congress rewards NASA with $360-million budget boost

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Congress, Federal Government, Finances, Government Waste, Mississippi, National, News  /  No Comments

NASA Interns

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Congress handed NASA a $360-million raise in the recently passed federal budget bill, and it’s a good thing too.
Because NASA is clearly doing some really important work with its nearly $18-billion annual budget.
Last week, just as Congress was finalizing the details of the so-called “Cromnibus” bill, a $1-trillion spending plan to […]

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Issues could develop in Mississippi over police body cameras

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

ON CAMERA: The Rankin County Sheriff's Department already has cameras in each of its patrol cars.

Police body cameras present issues such as privacy concerns and data storage for Mississippi law enforcement officers.

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Mississippi spends more than $2.8 million on membership dues

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

The state of Mississippi spent $2.8 million last year on membership dues for professional and intergovernmental organizations.

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Study says Mississippi corruption isn’t nation’s worst

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Perception is reality, and when it comes to Mississippi corruption, the state’s not immune.

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Communication breakdown: WI DOT spent $104K on roundabout videos

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

RA1

Turns out, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation didn’t spend $30,000 in taxpayer money on producing two videos teaching drivers about navigating roundabouts.

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Yabba Dabba Dough: Wisconsin DOT spends $30K on ‘Flintstones’-style training video

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and let your mind go blank.

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