By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race show a stark divide between the tea party and GOP establishment.
Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who won the runoff by 7,667 votes, received more than $4 million in contributions, with 54 percent of that coming from individual contributors. Cochran [...]
A new law in Mississippi is giving gun owners ammunition to fight gun bans in government buildings.Read More →
Local governments in Minnesota burned through more than $8 million in taxpayer-funded lobbying last year, up more than 3 percent over 2012, according to a new state report.
A Watchdog Minnesota Bureau analysis indicates the practice has become so ingrained that every Minnesota taxpayer likely funds at least one local government entity to lobby another level of government.Read More →
By Steve Wilson / July 1, 2014 / Abuse of power, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, Transparency / No Comments
A recent study labeled Mississippi as the nation’s most corrupt state, but state auditor Stacey Pickering says it should get credit for its efforts to fight corruption.Read More →
The irony of one of Vermont’s most influential and well-funded lobbying organizations speaking out against lobbyists and political funding may be lost on some. For others, it’s impossible to miss.Read More →
By Steve Wilson / June 13, 2014 / Business, Economy, Kentucky, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Local News, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Tennessee, transportation, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending / No Comments
Mississippi has finally got a top ranking among the states. Problem is, it’s an achievement the state can do without.Read More →
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