Contracts to Denver city attorney’s friends cost taxpayers big bucks, raise ethics question

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There are questions whether the former city attorney, who now serves as the governor’s chief of staff, followed city ethics rules when he left to join a high-powered Denver law firm.

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Denver Post follows Watchdog story on parks director, but only after election

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Colorado, News, Power Abuse, Taxes, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The Denver Post followed’s reports about Denver parks director’s outside work but did so only after she was re-elected for Denver school board.

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South Carolina wireless users could see monthly bill increase

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  News, South Carolina, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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As consumers continue to forgo landlines for mobile service, the number of contributors has to these universal service funds has diminished along with their dollars.

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Park director only files time off after Watchdog story despite three notifications

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, Education, News, Open Records, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Denver Parks director Happy Haynes, who caught spending significant hours on her school board job, was prompted three times to put in time off notations for time she wasn’t working but only did so after the story ran.

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board suffers pension hangover

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania Liquor’s Control Board’s $362.7 million in pension debt has driven the agency into the red, reigniting the call to privatize state-owned liquor stores.

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Stuck on stupid: Why Austin courthouse tumbled

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  Commentary, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Travis County officials blame the defeat of their $287 million courthouse project on everything under the sun – even the weather. It didn’t take a weatherman to gauge the political winds. The bond package was fatally flawed.

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