What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

Lawyers, PR staff, profs charge taxpayers $191k after killer’s appeals

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Colorado, Federal Government, News, Supreme Court, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Taxpayers paid nearly $200,000 to lawyers, consultants, professors and even a public relations person after — sometimes years after — convicted multiple-murderer Nathan Dunlap exhausted all of his appeals, according to documents obtained by Watchdog.org.
And those payments continued even this week, according to court records.
The payment vouchers, part of Dunlap’s the federal case file, […]

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Lawmakers unveil freedom-based health-care solution in VT

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  Government Waste, Health Care, Issues, News, Taxes, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a health-care alternative to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s single-payer plan that is based on freedom of choice, not big taxes and tight government control.

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Water woes: No matter what happens, customers will pay

By   /  February 9, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Jackson officials say a proposed wastewater treatment plant in Rankin County would result in rate increases for customers in Jackson and in Rankin County.

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Vermonter earning $300k put on Medicaid and can’t get off

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Fraud, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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A Vermont tax preparer says two of his clients were put on Medicaid and can’t get off, despite earning $300,000 and $90,000, respectively.

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Christie’s publicity blitz costs New Jersey taxpayers $5 million

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Government Waste, Media, National, New Jersey, News, Open Records, State Budgets, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
It took more than charm, chutzpah and media savvy to catapult Chris Christie into a national celebrity and presidential contender.
The New Jersey governor also used $5.43 million from state taxpayers to pay the team that helped turn him into a rising star on television, radio, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and […]

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Obama to pitch expanded, waste-ridden EITC in State of the Union speech

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

In his State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama will call again for expanding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit program.

What he won’t mention is that EITC is filled with fraud and error, costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year in erroneous payments.

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