Taxpayers paid state Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice nearly $148,000 plus generous government benefits last year. But, since 2007, she collected more than $100,000 in public money teaching University of Colorado law school classes that began during normal judicial business hours, Watchdog.org has found.Read More →
Emails obtained by lawyers for Delta Airlines and published this week by the Washington Times provide a glimpse inside the cozy relationship between the federal Export-Import Bank and its biggest beneficiary.Read More →
The Pennsylvania auditor general’s office did not mince words in its report on Jeannette, Pennsylvania’s pension problems: officials need to make “fiscally responsible decisions.” And the city’s recent promises to its uniformed retirees don’t seem to fall into that category.Read More →
Mississippi’s website for online spending transparency earned a C-plus grade from a recently-released report.Read More →
The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted for a budget plan that praises sustainable spending but violates it yet another year.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Meet the new poster child for Pennsylvania’s municipal pension problems.
York is a mid-sized city of 43,000 residents in central Pennsylvania near the state’s southern border that’s facing more than $64 million in pension-related debt.
In next year’s budget, York will be expected to pay more than $10 million toward the retirement fund […]