Workers at secret gov’t lab go nuts over bosses with high six-figure salaries

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Colorado, Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

HIGH ENERGY: NREL campus in Golden, Colo.

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
GOLDEN, Colo. — A Watchdog.org report that top executives at a secret government lab earned salaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year set off angry debate among employees, internal documents show.
Lab analyst Jason Coughlin summed up the thoughts of fellow employees — who have wrestled with frozen salaries for years — at the [...]

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This land is whose land? Debate over federal land heats up in West

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, New Mexico, News, State Government  /  No Comments

AP file photo

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE, N.M. — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may have brought the fight to the forefront, but western states’ public officials for some time have battled to get control of federal lands back in the hands of the states.

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Dole warns of ‘day of reckoning’ unless US curtails spending

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Federal Government, Kansas, News  /  No Comments

Bob Dole

Unless the United States is able to ratchet-back its uncontrolled spending, the burden will be heaped on future generations, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole said to a crowd of friends and former constituents Monday afternoon.

“We keep spending and spending money we don’t have, and maybe our generation will escape,” Dole stated. “But someday there’s going to be a day of reckoning.”

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Bucking national trend, Schwartz bets big on her backing of Obamacare

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Elections, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

SchwartzACAProud

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
In a new campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz touts her role in passing the Affordable Care Act and promises to accept federal cash for Medicaid expansion if she is elected Pennsylvania’s governor.
The ad, which began airing today across Pennsylvania, bucks the national trend of Democrats running away from the Affordable Care [...]

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Dodging taxes? You might be keeping U.S. economy afloat

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Economy, Federal Government, IRS, Issues, National, News, Tax Reform, Taxes  /  No Comments

CAN'T SEE IT: The IRS can't get its grubby hands on the fruits of the shadow economy. Maybe that's why it's become a larger and larger share of the American economic pie in recent years.

Each April 15, millions of Americans dutifully trudge to the local Post Office to mail their tax returns to federal, state and local governments.

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