Anonymous is hitting ISIS harder than any government could

By   /  February 11, 2015  /  Federal Government, Finances, National, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

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The hacking collective Anonymous is on the offensive yet again, striking the Islamic State’s many proactive social media users who use sites such as Twitter and Facebook to recruit for jihad terrorism.

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Fiscal transparency gets a boost in Pennsylvania

By   /  February 9, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Finances, News, Pennsylvania, Transparency  /  No Comments

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For taxpayers rightfully curious about where their dollars are going, there have been some informational improvements over the last month, at both the state and local levels. “It’s taxpayers’ money; the public has a right to know how it’s spent,” state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said.

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New Mexico taxpayers saddled with billions in unconstitutional debt

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Finances, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Every New Mexico taxpayer is on the hook for over $10,000 in debt the government isn’t telling them about, according to a think tank report.

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Rejected fracking ban may cost NM county ‘hundreds of thousands’ in legal fees

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Finances, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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After seeing its controversial fracking ban tossed out of court, the taxpayers of Mora County may be on the hook for thousands of dollars in legal fees

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Free tuition plan would cost taxpayers millions

By   /  January 12, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, Finances, News, Oklahoma, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Colorado’s Community College System in-state and out-of-state students pay as much as $248 million in tuition a year, and that could be the annual costs to federal and state taxpayers if President Obama’s proposal for free tuition becomes reality.

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Big ticket: Cost to protect Gov. Christie rises 1,800 percent

By   /  January 11, 2015  /  Ethics, Finances, National, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
No matter who paid for Chris Christie’s ticket to the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers football game on Sunday, the New Jersey governor ran up the score on taxpayers.
The travel costs of state police troopers assigned to protect the governor are 18 times higher than when Christie took office, […]

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