Part 4 of 4 in the series Who’s minding the SIDs?
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog
LAKE WACONDA, Neb. — On idyllic Lake Waconda, battle lines have been drawn, sides chosen, people threatened and tires slashed over a grand jury investigation into possible Federal Emergency Management Agency fraud.
Most residents of this lakeside community of about 200 are afraid [...]
Part 72 of 72 in the series Terry McAuliffe, carmogul
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After nuking the Senate’s filibuster rules, Democrats are ready to push through the nomination of a controversial immigration director as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Republicans pushed back on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough.
Alejandro Mayorkas — under ongoing investigation [...]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Budget season must be on its way.
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats on Tuesday took several swipes at Republican Gov. Tom Corbett as they unveiled a plan they said would generate more than $1 billion in budget savings and revenues. The proposal, they contend, could help stave off deep cuts or tax hikes [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wisc. — Lisa Graves has made a comfortable living “exposing” the conservative “dark money” conspiracy.
But she’s spent most of the past week trying to explain revelations that her own organization accepted “dark money” — more than half a million dollars in cash from anonymous sources.
Graves, executive director of the liberal Center [...]
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knox County officials will not go through with a $10-million plan to install solar panels atop more than 60 county buildings after they said last-minute changes posed too great a risk to taxpayers.
“Being green is great, but ultimately, we are stewards of spending taxpayer dollars wisely, and [...]