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Vermont taxpayers may be funding baby body parts trade

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Ethics, investigations, Issues, Misuse of funds, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont taxpayers may be supporting the sale of baby body parts, as Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services admitted the national abortion leader harvests and sells fetal organs taken during procedures.

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Oklahoma lobbying disclosures lag behind other states

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Accountability, Ethics, Lobbying, News, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

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Unlike most states, Oklahoma ethics rules do not require lobbyists to disclose what legislation they are supporting or opposing, making it difficult to track special-interest influence in the state Legislature.

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Education week-in-review: questions in the cafeteria and a money mystery

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education Blog, Ethics, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan |
From Colorado, where a school district won’t say why a cafeteria worker was fired, to Philadelphia, where the city council has no idea how the school district spends its money, it been a generally infuriating week in education news. has it covered.
What really happened in the cafeteria?
Cherry Creek Schools are refusing […]

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Resident has concerns, but Mississippi Board of Mental Health doesn’t want to hear about them

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Ethics, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Board of Mental Health didn’t have five minutes for a taxpayer to hear her concerns about taxpayer-funded halfway houses.

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Drink it up: 10 gifts PLCB booze bosses took from vendors

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Ethics, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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The first rule about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is that you don’t talk about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

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Political games: PAC pays for Christie’s ticket at NBA Finals

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Ethics, New Jersey, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to live large as a sports junkie with an expensive habit – especially when he can stick taxpayers, political donors, powerful friends or someone else with the bill.

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