Denver paid employee on leave $212,000, and gave him a raise

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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City Attorney Scott Martinez hasn’t made a decision whether to fire or take one of his attorneys off leave, costing taxpayers a lot of money for no work.

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Marijuana legalization could rewrite employee drug-testing rules

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Pot legalization will change the way employers screen new hires. Lawmakers are trying to decide exactly how.

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Unsealed John Doe documents show view from Chisholm’s world

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Prosecuting attorneys are “generally not authorized to delegate official powers and duties to others, including private counsel,” the majority opinion states.

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Clean Power Plan opponents celebrate stay of federal ‘intrusion’

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Judiciary, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Clean Power Plan would significantly harm Wisconsin’s economy,” said Scott Manley of WMC.

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‘Rude’ ex-councilman banned from City Hall; recall petition qualifies

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Free Speech, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A former Floresville councilman has been banned from City Hall amid a recall drive against three elected officials.

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Full-time lawmakers dominate legislature, with fewer attorneys and ranchers

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Colorado, Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Colorado’s legislature is dominated by people who identify themselves as full-time lawmakers despite a session that last a third of a year and low pay.

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