Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Governor appoints former aide as comptroller

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Jerry Stermer, a former budget director and chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, will take over the […]

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Week in Review: Kane under more scrutiny as DA charges two PA lawmakers

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane still can’t break free of the scrutiny.

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Mayor declares Tennessee town no speed trap, audit suggests otherwise

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The mayor of Mount Carmel wants you to know his town is no speed trap, although one passage in a recently released audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office strongly suggests otherwise.

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Supreme Court decision too late for Toledo red light, speed cameras

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio Supreme Court sided with Toledo over the adjudication of red light and speed cameras, but not before the legislature acted to restrict the devices.

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GAB won’t say whether it has reauthorized its role in John Doe probe

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A spokesman for the Government Accountability Board refused Wednesday to say whether the retired judges who preside over the board have voted to reauthorize the GAB’s involvement in the politically charged John Doe investigation as required by law – underscoring critics’ allegations that the agency’s two-year probe has gone rogue.

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Wolf wants to hand Philadelphia schools back to city

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Education Blog, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


When governor-elect Tom Wolf takes office next month, Philadelphia schools might get released from state control.

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