By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — Manny Aragon, the former Democratic state Senate leader who had one of the most spectacular falls from grace in New Mexico political history, is out a Colorado federal prison.
There are reports that the 66-year-old Aragon his heading back to the Albuquerque area after his release Thursday. [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Is a government’s record of how it keeps public records a public record?
Not in New Jersey, state officials claim. Especially if that record might prove embarrassing to the administration of Gov. Chris Christie.
The state’s Department of the Treasury denied a New Jersey Watchdog reporter’s request for details on how its payroll and [...]
By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — How hot a topic is gay marriage in Hawaii?
Here’s one clue: more than 3,000 people have submitted testimony on Senate Bill 1, which would legalize gay marriage and is being heard by state lawmakers this week.Read More →
Part 31 of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
The U.S. Customs Service was established by the first Congress shortly after the Revolution, yet when their modern-day counterparts meet to hash over the budget impasse, they worry about emergency funding to national parks and Head Start – ignoring what men and women of George Washington’s era regarded as [...]