OKC taxpayers fork over millions to retiring city workers

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Finances, News, Oklahoma, Taxes, unions  /  No Comments

Courtesy Oklahoma City Government

In the past five years, Oklahoma City taxpayers have cut checks totaling $20.6 million to retiring city employees for accrued vacation and sick leave, Watchdog.org found through an analysis of city databases.

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Oklahoma employees send out offensive email jokes on state time

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Government Waste, News, Oklahoma, Open Records  /  No Comments

Some Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees are violating state policy with inappropriate emails

Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees are supposed to keep the roads safe and clear, but some also used state time and resources to send out potentially offensive emails that referred to the president as an “Ass hole” and mocked overweight people.

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OK state workers worry over natural gas vehicles

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Oklahoma, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

ap photo

Some Oklahoma state employees are concerned their new compressed natural gas vehicles will be difficult to fill up, won’t have enough room for needed equipment and might even explode, emails obtained by Watchdog.org show.

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Oklahoma State takes New Mexico State to court over an old cowboy logo

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Logo from Oklahoma State University athletics website

Oklahoma State University has enlisted a Tulsa law firm to file suit against New Mexico State over the use of its cowboy logo.

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Drop, cover and hold on: Pennsylvanians participate in worldwide earthquake drill as quake concerns rise

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Map by USGS

Thousands of Pennsylvanians were expected to DROP! COVER! and HOLD ON! Thursday morning as part of a global earthquake drill.

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Chinese institute spreads across U.S., but some say it also spreads propaganda

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Free Speech, National, National Security, Oklahoma, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Shenzhen drivers suffer from traffic jam ahead of National Day holiday

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
But some professors are urging schools to break with the Chinese language and cultural nonprofit, charging it is a “propaganda” arm of the Chinese government.
This […]

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