Red light cameras are really all about the green, says Colorado state Sen. Scott Renfroe.
Renfroe, a Republican from Weld County, says the automatic enforcement cameras used in a number of Colorado cities are about raising money more than ensuring drivers’ safety. His bill to ban the use of the devices is moving through the Colorado Legislature and could be on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk before the end of the week.Read More →
From coast-to-coast, police departments are starting to crack down on individuals considered “likely” to commit a crime, even if they have yet to do so.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Johnstown is deep in pension debt, but is handing out retirement payments in excess of what is allowed under state law.
A recent audit of the city’s four pension funds found more than $24 million in unfunded liabilities. Collectively, the four retirement accounts for the city’s police officers, firefighters, sewage workers [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Taxes are confusing and complicated.
That’s why millions of Americans hire someone to help them fill out the proper forms and, in theory, get the biggest refund possible from the federal government.
But even the people paid to understand them can — and often do — make mistakes, according to the Government Accountability Office.
A GAO [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. – Ready, set, blast off.
After spending at least $212 million to build Spaceport America in the desert of southern New Mexico, the state’s taxpayers have been waiting with alternating degrees of skepticism and anticipation as to when Virgin Galactic will finally launch its first spaceship into suborbital space.
Now, billionaire Richard Branson is [...]