The Dallas Morning News story, in April 2011, announced investment fund managers with the state were hauling in six-figure bonuses, big enough to make Wall Street proud.Read More →
Three, 20-foot lanterns stand in front of Denver County’s troubled jail in a bleak industrial area off Havana Street and Smith Road, but the artist and city say the roughly $200,000 taxpayers spent on the public art could help take a bite out of crime.Read More →
Watchdog Podcasts: Breaking the Bank — What can we learn from Illinois’ failed pension reform efforts?
In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut take a look at the recent state Supreme Court ruling in Illinois that tossed aside a legislative effort to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension debt.Read More →
“If this bills gets passed, as written, and signed by the governor, someone will definitely sue over it,” predicts James McAneny, executive director of the Public Employee Retirement Commission.Read More →
Transparency just got more clickable, as Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that his cabinet officials’ expenses are now online. The tool is easy to use, and taxpayers can search for data by name, department, month and type.Read More →
In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut take a break from the pension beat to reflect on the crisis that unfolded over the past two weeks in Baltimore. Everything that there is to say about the protests and riots has already been said, but we turn our focus to another aspect of the city – one that is literally breaking the bank: failed economic development projects that bring tourists and riches to a small part of the city while the rest of Baltimore struggles.Read More →