By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Judges in Pennsylvania typically have no problems securing their offices in retention races.
In 45 years, only Supreme Court Justice Russell Nigro lost his seat in 2005, after an infamous pay raise lawmakers gave themselves in the middle of the night inflamed state voters.Read More →
By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is recycling an old campaign tune from four years ago, calling for an independent ethics commission.
The original call for the ethics commission came in 2009 from then candidate Bob McDonnell, who laid out an ambitious reform agenda that included creating the state’s first [...]
By Kevin Mooney | Watchdog.org
Elizabeth Warren needs no introduction. But she does have some explaining to do.
The former Harvard Law School professor who is now a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Warren played an instrumental role in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog
DENVER — A bill that would allow Colorado law enforcement to tap cell phones without a warrant made it one step closer to passage on Friday.
House Bill 1308 would allow police to access a cell phone without a warrant in the case of an emergency situation, and phone companies would be forced to [...]
MADISON – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Act 10, Wisconsin’s controversial reform law that guts collective bargaining for most public employees in the state.Read More →