By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Now you see it, now you don’t — or do you?
For months, a $50,000 contract for the union-affiliated group Child Care Providers Together to provide informational seminars for families and other child care providers was axed from the proposed Ramsey County 2014-15 budget.
But it didn’t stay cut.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
MINNEAPOLIS — When the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently put Minnesota’s child care provider union election on hold, it appeared thousands of small business owners might get a breather from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ eight-year organizing campaign.Read More →
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE — Too many of New Mexico’s child care centers are rife with sloppy and lax record-keeping, potentially costing taxpayers millions of dollars. On at least three occasions, registered sex offenders were living at the same address as child care locations, a state government report found.
In a 75-page report [...]
One federal lawsuit down and one to go.
Each lawsuit challenges, on different legal grounds, the constitutionality of a newly passed law authorizing a union vote of thousands of licensed, home-based child-care businesses and personal care attendants.Read More →
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MILWAUKEE – The Wednesday morning arrest of a former employee at a Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is tied to a state investigation of financial wrongdoing at Emmaus Lutheran, a school serving pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade students, sources tell Wisconsin Reporter.
Samantha Robinson, a former business manager at Emmaus, is accused of abusing the school’s credit [...]