Conservatives: GAB’s meeting minutes show gap in board’s John Doe oversight

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s Government Accountability Board broke its once-strict code of silence to attack critics who say the campaign finance and election law regulator has gone “rogue,” using its investigative powers to investigate political opponents.

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In small Idaho town, a possible breach of ethics arises in fire district tax fight

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Middleton fire Facebook page

In small towns across the country, limited populations mean closeness between city institutions. The high school principal might be married to the police chief, while the mayor could be dating the local grocery store manager.

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Feds drop forfeiture case led by Obama AG pick Lynch

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Federal Government, National, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.

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Charter school funding lawsuit could threaten D.C.’s self-governance

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

A D.C. charter school funding lawsuit that claims the city is in violation of federal law could challenge how the nation’s capital governs itself.

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Ousted open-records chief sues governor, wants job back

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

Erik Arneson is suing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to get back his job as executive director of the Office of Open Records.

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New Orleans school vouchers doing more with less

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Education, Louisiana, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy Good Shepherd School.

Shemane Pepe’s kids regularly came home from their New Orleans public school without books and usually happy other students didn’t try to rob them of their shoes or jackets.

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