By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Military contractors spent millions lobbying Congress last year, and it seems to have worked.
They stand to get billions in return.
The military-industrial complex has emerged as one of the big winners in the budget deal working its way through Congress, but headed for approval.
The omnibus spending bill basically eliminates $22 billion in [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
There’s a ‘Heck’ of hypocrisy in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s call Tuesday for disability pension reform during his State of the State address.
“Our pension system is burdened by some who collect disability retirement because they claim they are ‘totally and permanently’ disabled, but are now working full-time,” Christie [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. – James Madison once said, “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse.”
By that measure, New Mexico has some work to do, judging from the numbers released earlier this week by a fiscally conservative policy group.
A study by State Budget Solutions shows total state [...]
Coast to coast, states are leaving taxpayers on the hook for massive debt payments over the coming decades as state governments continue to abuse their metaphorical credit cards.Read More →
After two years of talk and little action, pension reform might finally rise to the top of the General Assembly’s to-do list in 2014.Read More →