By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter
ANNAPOLIS — The chairman of the Maryland House of Delegates gaming subcommittee who defended the expansion of gambling that appears on the ballot this fall is telling constituents he “would have voted against the bill” if he hadn’t been the floor leader.
In an interview, Del. Frank Turner, a Howard County [...]
By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — A Virginia congressman condemned the Obama administration Tuesday for going forward with plans to buy an empty Illinois prison with $165 million in taxpayers’ money.
Democrats have criticized U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican who sits on the House Committee on Appropriations, for stalling the sale of the long-empty maximum-security Thomson [...]
By Frank Keegan | State Budget Solutions
Even though taxpayers and government workers dumped almost $32 billion into the top 100 public pension funds in the second quarter of this year, the value of pension fund holdings declined by $57.6 billion from the second quarter 2011.
The numbers are in the U.S. Census Quarterly Survey of Public [...]
By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog
AUSTIN — The Houston management district board that approved $37 million in property development tax breaks is packed with insiders from the local real estate community, including two people connected to major developer Hines as well as at least two who are city vendors.
The City Council voted last month to [...]
By Mark Lisheron | Texas Watchdog
AUSTIN — It has taken a generation, but four congressmen, two of them from Texas, have figured out what has been wrong all this time with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Too much politics.
U.S. Reps. Bill Posey, of Florida, and Frank Wolf, of Virginia, joined by U.S. Reps. John Culberson, [...]