Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — Why can’t the government fix the problems in the VA?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Katie Watson and Jason Hart | Watchdog Radio
Code Blue is Watchdog Radio’s weekly look at heath issues, ranging from the latest public health debates to small government views on health care reform.
Medicaid and Medicare are breaking the budgets of states and the federal government, but there are other options out there. Is Obamacare the […]

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80 NJ Assembly seats up for grabs, yet few choices for voters

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  New Jersey, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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All 80 seats in the New Jersey State Assembly are up for grabs this year, but voters will have few choices in the June 2 primary election. Only seven races will be contested, according to the list of candidates released by state election authorities at Monday evening’s filing deadline

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Former tax commissioner: Vermont budget debate all taxes, no cuts

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Issues, News, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As Vermont lawmakers attempt to fill a $113-million budget hole caused by chronic overspending, a former commissioner of finance and taxes says the fix under consideration is all taxes and no cuts, despite claims to the contrary.

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Waiting game goes on for professor caught in Marquette speech battle

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – There aren’t many academicians who know more about the Kennedy Assassination than John McAdams.

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Philadelphia schools tread on rocky fiscal footing

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — If the School District of Philadelphia gets every penny it expects from increased state and local funding, massive investments in city schools will only temporarily solve the district’s financial woes.
Another reason for concern is that the schools may not get all of that money that’s been promised by Gov. […]

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Can privatization clean up Chesterfield schools?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Accountability, Local Government, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

TIGHTER REINS: Chesterfield Supervisor Dan Gecker says third-party supervision of public school construction projects could control spending.

After allegedly “sandbagging the budget,” a Richmond area school district is under pressure to hire a private overseer for future construction projects.

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