The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally disbarred lawyer Jeff Foreman, seven years after “Bonusgate” exploded into the public eye. Governor Tom Corbett was then attorney general, and his office investigated nearly $4 million worth of bonuses paid to legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and other misuse of public funds. Several legislators and staff — including Foreman — spent time behind bars in one way or another.Read More →
The fiscal future of New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions hang in the balance as Trenton finally faces the $104 billion deficit in the state’s retirement system.Read More →
By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal lawmakers already are beginning to look beyond the 2014 midterm elections, and the fight to turn the Internet into a public utility could be setting the stage for a revamp of telecommunication law in the new Congress.
Talk of modernizing the Telecommunications Act of 1996, or ’96 Act, was on [...]
By Paul Chesser
A conservative North Carolina think tank and government watchdog alleges two out-of-state environmental groups hid behind a nonexistent “shell” organization as it ran election ads against six Republican legislators.
The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute on Thursday filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections, charging that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental [...]
Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.Read More →