By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Lily Haskell was arrested while attending a peace rally in San Francisco in March 2009.
Police took her fingerprints and swabbed the inside of her cheek to collect a sample of Haskell’s DNA, which was entered into a state database and shared with a federal database run by the Federal Bureau of [...]
By Meg Tully | MarylandReporter.com
Maryland teachers would be required to pay union fees even if they are not union members under legislation expected to be introduced this session on behalf of the state teachers union.
The “fair share” fee is a top priority of the Maryland State Education Association, which represents about 70,000 people or 80% [...]
By CartenCordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Christmas is two weeks away, and officials in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia already are getting visions of sweet treats dancing in their heads.
The FBI is looking for a new home, and the General Services Administration, which manages federal property, is ready to go shopping. The agency released [...]
By Sam Smith | Maryland Reporter
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland State Highway Administration wrongfully authorized modifications and extensions to architectural and engineering contracts without the approval of the Board of Public Works, auditors have found.
They also found that the highway agency is not providing proper justification for the board to approve maximum contract awards.
These findings are [...]
By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter
ANNAPOLIS — The bipartisan group, Fix the Debt, is mobilized to urge Congress to come up with “a grand bargain” that will avoid the “fiscal cliff” of massive tax hikes and budget cuts scheduled for Jan. 1.
Anne Arundel County Council Member Jamie Benoit is taking off the entire second half [...]