By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
A former Alcoa City School District employee who oversaw federal funds took nearly $500,000 in taxpayer money to use for herself, according to an audit Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released Tuesday.Read More →
As the Environmental Protection Agency takes its first step in killing a multi-billion dollar copper-and-gold mine proposal in Alaska’s outback without having seen the plan, critics of the EPA’s “preemptive veto” warn the action could have a chilling effect well beyond the boundaries of the Ohio-sized Bristol Bay region – where brown bears outnumber human inhabitants.Read More →
updated at 8:45 a.m. to include comment from Milwaukee Public Schools
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The long vacant Malcolm X Academy in Milwaukee, part of a heavily criticized real estate development, will remain shuttered for all of 2014 and possibly 2015, Wisconsin Reporter has learned.
As officials for Milwaukee Public Schools and the developer, [...]
Part 29 of 29 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – In the controversy surrounding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Operation Fearless,” there’s been little attention paid to the role of Francis D. Schmitz.
At the tail end of the botched federal guns and drugs sting, [...]
Under Obamacare, Medicaid expansion was supposed to add no more than 500,000 people to the rolls in Illinois over the next couple of years.Read More →