Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Christie trips over reform image in travel record suits

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, State Government  /  No Comments

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On the national campaign trail, Gov. Chris Christie portrays himself as an outspoken champion of open, honest, transparent government.

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Mississippi’s GOP trifecta took a long time to materialize

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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For Republicans in Mississippi, 2013 was the year they finally took control of all levers of power.

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D.C. mayor-elect wants to ‘accelerate’ public school reform

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Education, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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By Moriah Costa |
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser wants to increase public school reform and focus on accountability and results, according to a 56-page transition plan.
Bowser wants to evaluate academic and extracurricular activities at low-performing schools, renovate or construct new school buildings, expand preschool programs, and increase STEM options for students, among other things, according […]

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Mississippi electricity and gas bills could double by 2020

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Mississippi electricity and gas bills could skyrocket thanks to new EPA regulations by 2020, a study says

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Mississippi auditor: Corruption shouldn’t result in a state pension

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Government Waste, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Pensions, Politics  /  No Comments

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If Mississippi auditor Stacey Pickering has his way, public officials convicted of corruption will not collect the state’s contribution to their pension.

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Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $1.3 million on ‘food for business meetings’

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $1.4 million on food for business meetings and “promotions” by state agencies.

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