Minnesota bonding bonanza keeps legislators on the go

By   /  November 27, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Minnesota, State Government  /  No Comments

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Water, sewers, roads, parks and other infrastructure projects dominate the spending requests. But Watchdog Minnesota Bureau also found tens of millions of dollars sought for amphitheaters, arts centers, a boat dock, ski lift, community centers and bike trails, among other pet projects.

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Obamacare’s co-ops were regulated to death before they were even born

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments


The rules and regulations written into the text of Obamacare makes it hard to believe there was ever much of a chance for the Co-Ops to succeed.

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New rules for overtime could cost home-care workers

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Labor, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments


Minnesota provider agencies are reducing hours and overtime for home-care workers, leaving care recipients like Amelia Bray wondering in limbo.

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Contracts to Denver city attorney’s friends cost taxpayers big bucks, raise ethics question

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There are questions whether the former city attorney, who now serves as the governor’s chief of staff, followed city ethics rules when he left to join a high-powered Denver law firm.

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Watchdog Podcast: Dark days for Obamacare

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


Enrollment is down, premiums are up. One major insurer might be pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges and state-run health insurance co-ops are imploding.

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City attorney’s office makes claims costly to review

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Claims against the city can often tip the public to problems or trends, but it is now more difficult to view them.

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