It started out in a pretty innocuous way: looking at the background of Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter for a campaign story around the time of the recent election.
Even though I’ve been a journalist some 25 years and covered thousands of stories, the outcome surprised even me.Read More →
Governors like to tout the number of jobs their business incentive programs have created, but vetting those numbers can be difficult.Read More →
Some in the Watchdog.org family might take Earl Glynn for granted having been for so long ably, reliably and genially assisted by him.
Not me.Read More →
A recent New Jersey Watchdog investigation revealed 45 “retired” school chiefs had returned to the public payroll, double-dipping millions of dollars a year from pension funds and local education budgets.Read More →
ST. LOUIS – Ethics reforms were all the rage among Missouri lawmakers after the November elections.
Both Democrats and Republicans revealed plans to push bills that would clean up the political system, from requiring political nonprofits that to disclose their donors to imposing greater restrictions on former legislators now serving as lobbyists.Read More →
When it came to giving away money to businesses, the Iowa Economic Development Authority had a record-breaking year in 2012, just a year after it was formed at Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s request.Read More →