Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel has increased transparency by making all public expenditures available on OhioCheckbook.com.Read More →
New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Scott Walker of Wisconsin are two governors with presidential aspirations. On their frequent journeys, they are guarded by security details of state police troopers. One big difference: The travel expenses of Christie’s crew were five times higher than those of Walker’s team last year.Read More →
Police in Allegheny County say there’s no need for an auditor to keep tabs on how they’re spending the public’s money.
While she’s confident she has that authority, a judge will now decide.
Watchdog.org was able to muster the resources to see the project through — including lawyers familiar with the ins and outs of open-records laws, the money to pay them and a reporter who simply refused to give up. But it shouldn’t take determined reporters, skillful lawyers and months of back-and-forth to get the public basic information about how their government works.Read More →
The Colorado Judicial Branch has refused to disclose information about the work schedule of the chief justice and other employees after Watchdog.org documented some top judicial officials were paid additional public money to teach on state time.Read More →