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 [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – A top lawmaker in the state Senate wants to do away with the corruption-plagued Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester, announced Friday his intention to introduce legislation that would close the traffic court and transfer its responsibilities to the Philadelphia Municipal Court.
The Philadelphia Traffic Court was [...]
By Lee Ann O’Neal | Texas Watchdog
HOUSTON — You know it’s rough when the sheriff has a probation officer.
That’s how things stand in Dimmit County, where Sheriff Joel Gonzalez is under pressure to resign over complaints he neglected his duties while running a security firm without a license, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The charge against [...]