Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Kentucky, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Democratic leaders at a summit of unique sponsors for criminal justice reform praised the work Republicans are doing on the issue.

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Criminal investigation sought in McAuliffe-Mayorkas dealings

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  California, Iowa, National, Nevada, News, Pennsylvania, Virginia  /  No Comments

'GET THE FULL FACTS': Cause of Action president Dan Epstein wants a criminal investigation into activities involving the federal EB-5 visa program.

A government accountability group says “unanswered questions” warrant a criminal investigation into actions by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others involved in the EB-5 visa program.

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Policy experts: Politicians hold on to control of liquor industry for profit, power

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The bloody arrest of University of Virginia junior Martese Johnson by alcohol enforcement agents has some asking the age-old question in Virginia — why does the state control the liquor industry at all?

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Republicans remain largely silent as Dems, others question role of ABC

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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It’s Democrats, not Republicans, who are speculating the government may be overstepping when it comes to the state agency with a liquor monopoly.

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Foreign firms soak up Virginia tax breaks

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Accountability, Jobs + Growth, New York, News, State Government, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

TOASTING TAXPAYERS: Gov. Terry McAuliffe hoists a glass to bringing Stone Brewing Co. to Richmond, amid questions about the public costs and benefits of trickle-down economics.

Half of the corporations receiving Virginia’s biggest public subsidies are headquartered outside the country. In all, $410,150,107 in state and local incentives, including cash, have been pledged to companies to do business in Virginia.

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Investigation finds Mayorkas used visa program to help White House allies

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  National, National Security, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Part 75 of 76 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul

By Will Swaim and Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON D.C. – Alejandro Mayorkas, the man President Obama and Senate Democrats once hoped would head the Department of Homeland Security, overruled his own U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff to expedite visa approvals for foreign investors in […]

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