By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
One staple may cost New Jersey taxpayers more than $2 million.
Christopher Onesti collects a police disability pension for life because he stapled the ring finger of his non-shooting hand. State authorities ruled he is “totally and permanently disabled,” no longer able to handle a gun or perform duties as [...]
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Tucked inside nearly 11,000 pages of the Affordable Care Act is a little-known provision that doles out three months of free health care to individuals who choose to default on their premiums.
People who receive the federal subsidy to be part of Obamacare will be allowed to incur a three-month “grace period” [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — In a wide-ranging case where allegations of $36 million of alleged fraud have been leveled against 15 New Mexico behavioral health providers, the state’s Human Services Department reauthorized Medicaid funding to two organizations on Monday — but only after they agreed to pay a combined $4.24 million [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
State employees in Pennsylvania longer will no be able to take advantage of a lucrative loophole in the state’s unemployment law.
Before it was closed this week, the loophole allowed for a process called “triple-dipping,” in which a state employee would retire from his job and begin collecting pension benefits, then would be [...]