By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Across Pennsylvania, times are tough for local governments. About 41 percent of the state’s population live in a municipality facing some kind fiscal distress.
Yet Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget holds municipal assistance relatively flat. That includes funding assistance for cities in Act 47, the official classification for the [...]
By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Wednesday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors focused in part on transitioning from the conclusion of Phase I of the $5.5 billion Dulles Metrorail Project and starting Phase II, an 11-mile stretch of rail to Washington-Dulles International Airport.
But while bid proposals for construction [...]
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — It’s been four months since the iconic Twinkie began disappearing from store shelves nationwide. While some have speculated the golden sponge cake could survive the apocalypse itself, its undoing was something else entirely: unreasonable demands from an uncompromising labor union.
Apparently the federal government didn’t get the memo.
Officials at [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Oh, it is true what they say: Politics do make strange bedfellows.
And it seems to be getting a little weirder all the time in Wisconsin.
Why, surely you know conservative icon Gov. Scott Walker, scourge of public-sector unions, hated in solidarity by many members of private-sector organized labor.
Yes, the [...]
MADISON — A former Greenwood High School Spanish teacher has reached a settlement with a local teachers union she claims illegally pulled union dues from her paycheck.Read More →