OK state workers worry over natural gas vehicles

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Oklahoma, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Some Oklahoma state employees are concerned their new compressed natural gas vehicles will be difficult to fill up, won’t have enough room for needed equipment and might even explode, emails obtained by Watchdog.org show.

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Ohio Supreme Court suspends judge

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Accountability, judicial accountability, Ohio, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Embattled Judge Tracie Hunter was suspended without pay from her position Tuesday, by the Ohio State Supreme Court after her conviction on Oct. 14 on charges of unlawful interest in a public contract.
She had been suspended with pay in January, when her she was indicted.
While the jury returned a decision on the unlawful interest [...]

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More evidence red light cameras are about the money, not public safety

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Accountability, New Jersey, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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If red light cameras are really making the public safer from renegade motorists, why are the crash numbers being fudged?

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Citizen’s arrest: Activist pulls over cop for driving an unmarked car

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Local Government, News, State Government, Transparency, Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Libertarian activist Gavin Seim pulled over a cop in his home state of Washington to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonator.

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Supreme Court allows use of Texas’ voter identification law

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Elections, Federal Government, Judiciary, State Elections, State Government, Voter Registration, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Saturday, the Supreme Court allowed use of Texas’ voter identification law, SB 14, before and during the Nov. 4 election.

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Stimulus award to Denver Post’s $50K bike tour goes unreported

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Colorado, Federal Stimulus, Journalism, Open Records, State Government, Stimulus, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Denver Post’s inaugural 2012 “Pedal the Plains” bicycle tour may have received $50,000 in Stimulus funds from Gov. Hickenlooper, unreported by the paper.

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