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Johnson camp digital ad hits Feingold with a tale of two email scandals

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In the ad, the Johnson campaign calls for Feingold to release emails during his time as special envoy in the State Department.

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Sheriff David Clarke takes down drunk and aggressive passenger on NC-bound flight

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If it had been directed at me I would have kicked his ass.”

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Rutland’s new zoning administrator attended secret refugee talks with mayor

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Mayor Christopher Louras included Rutland’s new zoning administrator in his secret refugee talks, appointing her for the job months after refugee resettlement negotiations began.

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Shining a light on Texas’ pile of debt — and shadowy bond votes

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Alarming levels” of local government debt are spurring Texas lawmakers to bring more transparency and accountability to bond elections. Here are three modest reforms.

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Mayor gets sweeping authority over Rutland from a comma

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Rutland’s charter says the Board of Aldermen has governing authority over all affairs of the city, but a creative interpretation of a single comma has given the mayor sweeping powers that no one knew he had just a few days ago — especially with regard to refugees.

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New study, old problems for Vermont Health Connect

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers expressed fresh worries about Vermont Health Connect after a newly hired consulting firm gave its first evaluation of the exchange before the Joint Fiscal Committee on Thursday.

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