Watchdog Podcast: A Greek tragedy, school choice at the Supreme Court and political spy games in Wisconsin
Greece is in crisis after decades of over-spending finally caught up to it.
What lessons does the mess in Greece offer for American cities and states that have piled up debts in the public pension system?Read More →
This Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will literally go up in smoke.Read More →
Even as it was careening towards bankruptcy, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, okayed $3 million in bonus pension payments for a handful of city employees.
Those extra payments effectively doubled the retirement pay of 35 city workers, and they were handed out without a proper analysis of the cost to the city’s taxpayers, according to a state audit released this week.Read More →
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say.
Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its […]
While school spending does not necessarily predict success, high poverty rates usually predict low achievement. But six schools in the Pittsburgh area are finding ways to prove the latter wrong.
Flexibility is one of the features that sets apart these schools, says the report and a principal of one of these schools confirms. This seems bolstered by the fact that nontraditional schools make up more than half of the schools either in the high-performing group or on the cusp.Read More →
In this episode, guest host Ben Yount sits down with John Berlau from the Competitive Enterprise Institute to talk about how the Obama administration is planning to change how Americans plan for retirement.Read More →