By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — You might assume someone who audits a local and state government’s finances is supposed to uncover waste, fraud and abuse, but you assume incorrectly, according to an auditor who works in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
That’s the often-unfulfilled job of state and local officials who supervise those offices, [...]
As Georgia and other states push to expand gun freedom, Vermont gun owners are claiming bragging rights as being in the nation’s original “guns everywhere” state — a distinction they link with the state’s ultra-low crime rate.Read More →
By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Plenty of filmmakers have used Mississippi as their backdrop.
Movies such as ”My Dog Skip,” “Huckleberry Finn” and “O Brother Where Art Thou” have taken advantage of the state’s unique man-made and natural scenery.
None, however, got a tax break to film in Mississippi, but that has changed. Mississippi is now in the business of financing movie production, to the [...]
Music, theater and other fine arts are part of the regular program at Davidson Fine Arts, a magnet school in Augusta, Ga.
“It’s a really great school and a great educational opportunity for the children of our community,” said Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who read a proclamation in support of National School Choice Week at the school’s [...]
Part 5 of 94 in the series Educating America
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
Atlanta’s charter schools will not be required to help fund the school district’s unfunded pension liability, thanks to a Sept. 22 Georgia Supreme Court ruling.
The pension debt, which had been accumulating since the 1970s, was around $550 million, and in May, Atlanta [...]