Sam Pick can brush his own teeth, thank you. The former mayor says the City Council should focus on relevant issues and stop opining on national affairs.Read More →
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Some Virginia cities and counties like to spend your tax dollars more than others.
A new ranking released by the Charlottesville-based Free Enterprise Forum lists the top-spending localities per-capita in the Old Dominion, with results that surprised even Free Enterprise Forum President Neil Williamson.
It’s not just rich, densely populated [...]
HARRISBURG – It is hard to believe anyone would want to run the city of Harrisburg.
To say the Pennsylvania capital, hugging the banks of the Susquehanna River, has seen better days is more than an understatement. The city is saddled with more than $300 million in debt and resides under a state receivership that limits the city government’s ability to hurt itself even more.Read More →
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
AURORA, Ohio — The city of Aurora is moving ahead with plans to buy and close Aurora Golf Course, despite an appeal that could put the city’s taxpayers on the hook for an inflated purchase price.
According to Portage County real estate transaction records, 194 acres of the golf course were deeded to [...]
By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI — The Miami-Dade County commission will commit upward of $200 million in taxpayer money to the Miami Dolphins and is asking the Florida Legislature to approve a countywide tax hike to fund stadium renovations.
The team is looking to renovate Sun-Life Stadium at a cost of $400 million or more, half of [...]