By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Taxes on people staying in motels and hotels in Tennessee are some of the highest in the country.
A proposed 3 percent increase, argue three hotel owners in Wilson County, is bad enough.
The added revenue, they said, will pay for a proposed new county-owned building, which only local residents will [...]
State Rep. Dean Knudson says his No. 1 priority is protecting taxpayers.Read More →
Boeing Co. is doing a little Christmas shopping, and it’s finding bargains galore.Read More →
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
WILLMAR, Minn. — So you think the extended warranty on that big screen under the tree cost you?
Willmar Municipal Utilities pays $65,000 a year for an extended performance warranty on each of the city’s two troubled wind turbines. That’s $130,000 per year, or $390,000 during the past three years.
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
One Pennsylvania lawmaker says lottery winners should have the right to spend their millions in private.
State Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Fayette and Westmoreland, said Friday he’s introduced a bill that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous when they cash in their lucky tickets.
“I think providing this option is necessary,” Harhai [...]