Christie’s bid for White House will cost New Jersey taxpayers

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  National, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

 
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
As his first official step in a likely run for the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has formed a political action committee to raise money, hire a staff and fund his campaign trips.
For New Jersey taxpayers, the bad news will be an increase in Christie’s out-of-state political […]

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Hattiesburg councilmen sue to force mayor to reappoint positions

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Two Hattiesburg city councilmen filed a motion to modify a judge’s order to force Mayor Johnny DuPree to reappoint several city administrative positions.

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Obama to pitch expanded, waste-ridden EITC in State of the Union speech

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

In his State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama will call again for expanding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit program.

What he won’t mention is that EITC is filled with fraud and error, costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year in erroneous payments.

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Report finds ‘dark money’ scolder CMD doesn’t disclose union donations

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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y M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The Center for Media and Democracy likes to position itself as a crusader against anonymous contributions in the political realm.

But despite CMD’s self-righteous fight against so-called “dark money” in politics, the left-wing propaganda machine apparently doesn’t mind keeping the public in the dark about some big union checks it has cashed.

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Scott Walker looks to kick ‘government’s hunger to spend’

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In a speech that resonated beyond the boundaries of the Badger State, Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday offered a status report on Wisconsin’s health and a vision of government reform ahead.

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Christie spins New Jersey’s $170 billion pension crisis

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  New Jersey, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Mykwain Gainey

 
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
As he prepares for a probable run for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie tried to revise embarrassing truths about New Jersey’s pension crisis Tuesday during his annual State of the State address.
“Right now the $90 billion unfunded liability for pensions and health benefits is three times the size of […]

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