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State Board of Education trims salary of double-dipping CIO

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi education administrator had his salary reduced Tuesday, but not before he’d made more than $293,000 off state contracts before his hiring.

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Is Mississippi getting its money’s worth from nation’s highest paid education chief?

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi state superintendent of education Carey Wright is the nation’s highest paid state superintendent, according to data from

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Experts say Obama’s overtime rule will hit taxpayers, economy hard

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This is Fairyland policy, one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington that doesn’t reflect real-world matters,” said state Rep. David Steffen,

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State building rents costing taxpayers a fortune, treasurer says

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Accountability, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


“I don’t think the deals we have been cutting make sense,” Adamczyk said

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Watchdog Podcast: Donald Trump wins GOP race; Puerto Rico could get a bailout

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


Donald Trump, incredibly, has locked up the Republican nomination. As bad as that is, a bailout for Puerto Rico could be even worse.

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Salary increases show the sky is not falling in UW System after all

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Commentary, Education, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Ray Cross recently announced at UW-Stout that he was going to use $35 million in savings to pay for staff salary increases.

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