Gov. Christie has no records of who pays for travel, staff claims

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Mexico, Ohio, Open Records, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
While Chris Christie has been vocal during a 19-state campaign trip that ends today, his staff has little to say about who pays for the New Jersey governor’s extensive political travels.
Christie’s office claims it has no records, emails or correspondence concerning the trips, and that it is exempt from […]

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Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour […]

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Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

THE DEBATE:

 
By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot challenger in the November race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat.
Mowrer continues to assert that he “established” the U.S. Army’s Office of […]

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Iowa law makes marijuana oil legal to possess but impossible to get

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

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Paperwork and bureaucracy but no actual medicine. That’s Iowa’s new prescription for children suffering from intractable epilepsy.

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State audit uncovers misuse of county credit cards

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

photo courtesy of Monona County

Brooke Kuhlmann’s promising career as a county auditor ended after her arrest on drug charges. Now a report documents her misuse of official credit cards.

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Lax oversight may have led to $279,000 misappropriation, auditor says

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

BIG MONEY: The AFL-CIO coalition spends tens of millions on politics each year

Lax oversight allowed a secretary at the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District to misappropriate $279,000. It’s an old story in rural Iowa.

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