By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Mississippi taxpayers won’t have to foot the legal bill for a county circuit clerk accused of embezzlement.
Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree, who was indicted in January on three counts of embezzlement, is on her own with her legal bills. Hinds County Judge Dewayne Thomas issued an order Tuesday [...]
Taxpayers’ public pension nightmares are worse than they seem, and local governments face the prospect of tax increases or even bankruptcies caused by mounting levels of pension debt.Read More →
By Yaël Ossowski | Vermont Watchdog
On the trail of scammers, Vermont aims to set up financial guard dogs to sniff out companies offering high-interest predatory loans to elderly pensioners.
A proposed state law would put a stop to companies offering seniors quick cash for their monthly pension checks.
“I was approached by AARP over the off-season talking about [...]
Gov. Tom Corbett will lay out his plans for next year’s state budget Tuesday morning in Harrisburg, with a $2 billion elephant in the room.Read More →
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey’s public pension crisis will soon hit the fan.
Gov. Chris Christie sounded the alarm near the end of his 2014 State of the State address. After speaking of plans to improve education, fight crime, expand health care, lower taxes and grow jobs, the state’s chief executive told the [...]