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Anodyne EdBuild contract with Mississippi Legislature goes public

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

The contract with non-profit EdBuild and the Mississippi Legislature was finally revealed and there are few smoking guns or any specifics.

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Mississippi attorney general orders lawmakers to reveal contracts

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood ordered the GOP-led Legislature to reveal a contract with a nonprofit to rewrite the state’s K-12 funding formula.

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State Fair facing sanctions for hiding finances

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  News, Open Records, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The State Fair of Texas is facing legal action and monetary sanctions for using the courts to stall an inquiry into its secret financial arrangements.

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Mississippi film subsidies surpass $10 million mark

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Business Tax Fraud, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $10 million on film subsidies in 2016, more than double what was spent last year.

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With a week to Election Day, Feingold State Department docs still held up

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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They want to know whether Feingold, a Middleton Democrat, violated a longstanding federal law prohibiting executive employees from setting up political campaigns.

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College trustees travel on taxpayer tab, then hike tuition

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Open Records, Texas  /  No Comments

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Alamo College trustees spent $11,796 attending a Las Vegas convention of Latino leaders – one of scores of trips put on San Antonio taxpayers’ tab. Then the board raised tuition.

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