In the hole: Minnesota residents, businesses charged monthly fee to fix city streets

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Economy, Local Government, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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You quickly get a clue about the scope of Duluth’s street repair problem by logging onto the city website.

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Who can be a sheriff in NM? Just about anybody

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Did you know you don’t have to prove any law enforcement expertise to become a county sheriff in New Mexico?

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Taxpayers foot bill for state’s two baseball stadiums

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  community, Economy, Government Waste, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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If you say “play ball” in Mississippi, taxpayers pick up the tab.

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Recounting two weeks and five developments in NM sheriff’s controversy

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The controversy over embattled county sheriff Tommy Rodella has taken multiple turns in the space of less than two weeks.

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Alderman: Ocean Springs mayor using Kemper as excuse for tax increase

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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According to a long-serving alderman, Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is using a controversy involving park lighting and amateur soccer to ram through a tax increase.

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Still no word why Albuquerque school boss received a $350,000 settlement

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Education, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Winston Brooks resigned as the head of the Albuquerque Public Schools and received a $350,000 buyout. But taxpayers have not been told why he’s leaving.

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