Taxpayers foot bill for state’s two baseball stadiums

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  community, Economy, Government Waste, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

If you say “play ball” in Mississippi, taxpayers pick up the tab.

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Recounting two weeks and five developments in NM sheriff’s controversy

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The controversy over embattled county sheriff Tommy Rodella has taken multiple turns in the space of less than two weeks.

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Mississippi taxpayers owe $10,700 apiece for mounting debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Constitution, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Can anyone spare an extra $10,700 for each Mississippi taxpayer?

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Pot industry flexes political muscle and politicians accept money banks won’t

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Colorado, Congress, Elections, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
It’s probably unusual for political contributors to thank a candidate for taking their money, but that’s what Mike Elliott, executive director for the Marijuana Industry Group, did at a pot-industry fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter last month.
“We really appreciate the fact we can come here and show you how much [...]

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Congresswoman asks Reddit users to help her donors ‘rebrand’ net neutrality

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Lobbying, National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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One of Silicon Valley’s congresswomen is appealing to Reddit users to help her protect the bottom lines of her largest campaign contributors, including Google, as she seeks to become the top Democrat on one of the oldest and most powerful committees in Congress.

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Pay raise worth even more to Mississippi teachers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  California, Education, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PA lawmakers push for economic furloughs of teachers.

As Mississippi students head back to school, their teachers are taking home a healthy pay raise. And those extra Benjamins are going a lot farther.

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