OKC taxpayers fork over millions to retiring city workers

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Finances, Labor, News, Oklahoma, Taxes  /  No Comments

Courtesy Oklahoma City Government

In the past five years, Oklahoma City taxpayers have cut checks totaling $20.6 million to retiring city employees for accrued vacation and sick leave, Watchdog.org found through an analysis of city databases.

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Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Government Regulation, Issues, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

AP file photo

With a name like Federal Communications Commission, one would expect the nation’s premier regulator of the public airwaves to be a functioning government bureaucracy with access to the federal coffers.

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Obama issues credit card industry bailout by executive order

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Government Regulation, Issues, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

President Obama signs an Executive Order

The credit card industry got a huge boost from President Obama last month when he signed an executive order requiring a switch to chip-and-pin technology for government vendors and agencies.

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Can Spaceport America recover, or was taxpayers’ money lost in crash?

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Finances, National, New Mexico, News, State Government  /  No Comments

SpaceShipTwo

The fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two may have far-reaching impacts on Spaceport America, which New Mexico taxpayers spent $218.5 million to build.

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NM congresswoman joins billionaire’s anti-Herbalife crusade

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Congress, Federal Government, Finances, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

AP photo

A spokesman for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., says she called for an investigation into Herbalife because of allegations the company targets Hispanics.

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New Jersey Transit sues insurers for $300 million in Sandy damages

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Accountability, Finances, New Jersey, State Government, transportation, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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On Oct. 1, New Jersey Transit sued a number of insurers for $300 million for damages incurred during Hurricane Sandy.

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