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Watchdog Podcast: What can be learned from Trump’s victory?

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Donald Trump has locked up a majority of the delegates. He will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Now what?

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Docs clash with Sanders over price controls for prescription drugs

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports price controls for drugs in California, but doctors in the state say the proposal is deeply flawed.

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Court rules against city in open meetings law appeal

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Despite negligible penalties, two appeals have been filed for the first time in cases of violations of Mississippi’s open meetings law.

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Tomah VA supervisor accused of misconduct gets promoted

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Congratulations Lisa. You have escaped accountability, got a transfer, and a promotion for your disservice to veterans and employees,” wrote Ryan Honl

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AARP state director downplays U.N. partnership for age-friendly cities, roads

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

PEDAL AHEAD: AARP and the World Health Organization want fewer cars and more bicycles on roads, but local program facilitators prefer not to share too many details about the partnership.

As more drivers find themselves sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians, the international partnership behind the change remains largely unknown to taxpayers and local residents — and program facilitators appear to like it that way.

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Audit finds IRS failed to soundly vet $47 million in tax credits

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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“(P)rocesses are needed to ensure that required information to claim the Rehabilitation Credit is provided and is accurate on all tax forms,” the TIGTA audit states.

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