Small dairy farmer battles Florida regulators over ‘misleading’ milk labels

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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State regulators took on a third generation family-owned dairy farm in one of Florida’s smallest counties and gave it an offer the owners had to refuse: call a natural milk item imitation milk or inject it with additives.

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Mississippi auditor: Corruption shouldn’t result in a state pension

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Government Waste, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Pensions, Politics  /  No Comments

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If Mississippi auditor Stacey Pickering has his way, public officials convicted of corruption will not collect the state’s contribution to their pension.

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Vermont election review finds few discrepancies, low number of ‘walk-in’ voters

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s midterm election ran according to plan. An audit conducted by the Secretary of State’s Office showed no major discrepancies, and officials in Burlington and Montpelier reported few “walk-in” voters.

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Audit coming as Pittsburgh’s pension liabilities surge

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

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The Steel City will be undergoing scrutiny in the next few months, as the state auditor general takes a close at the city’s public pension plans. This comes after a report this summer shows a slide in the progress the city had made earlier. The city’s unfunded pension liabilities have now reached $484 million, and the plans are only 58 percent funded.

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Labor union work by federal employees on ‘official time’ costs taxpayers millions

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Congress, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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Unionized federal employees spent 2.48 million hours working for their unions while getting paid by taxpayers during 2013, and more than 360 workers who are on the federal payroll spent 100 percent of their time working for their union.

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Governor-elect’s proposal for sick days upsets some businesses

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won’t take office for another two months, but one part of his Fresh Start policy plan already has business types feeling queasy.

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