Rural Oklahoma cops buy mine-resistant military vehicles

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Government Waste, Local Government, Military, National, News, Oklahoma, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Payne County Sheriff's Department

Oklahoma police buy military vehicles, but some question the need for war weapons in rural departments

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Mississippi school districts expand free lunch program

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Earmarks, Government Waste, Mississippi, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, there is and more kids in Mississippi are going to be receiving a benefit from the federal government’s National School Lunch Program.

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Mississippi radio group has gotten $8 million from taxpayers

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Earmarks, Government Waste, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi radio group is an all-too-frequent feeder at the state trough.

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Colorado buys natural gas vehicles for facilities with no nearby fueling stations

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Government Waste, News, State Government, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

U.S. Department of Energy Photo

Colorado has so far spent $8 million in taxpayer money on nearly 240 compressed natural gas vehicles, with dozens of them stationed in places where there is no compressed natural gas filling stations, Watchdog.org has learned.

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Mississippi ACLU opposes armored vehicles for sheriffs

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Military, Mississippi, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Navistar Defense

If the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has its way, the flow of military-grade armored vehicles from federal surplus to local law enforcement will return to sender.

Return to sender.

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Mississippi taxpayers could be on the hook for $69 million loan to KiOR

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, venture capital, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of KiOR

Biofuel manufacturer KiOR’s financial struggles might leave Mississippi holding the title to another failed green energy project.

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