The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally disbarred lawyer Jeff Foreman, seven years after “Bonusgate” exploded into the public eye. Governor Tom Corbett was then attorney general, and his office investigated nearly $4 million worth of bonuses paid to legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and other misuse of public funds. Several legislators and staff — including Foreman — spent time behind bars in one way or another.Read More →
Virginia’s Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano has a solution for Virginia’s current fiscal crisis — try eliminating some tax preferences that don’t work.Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Plans to expand Medicaid in Virginia may not be dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but they’re struggling for life support.
“It’s such a big new entitlement at a time when we need to be looking hard at the cost of entitlements,” House Speaker William Howell told [...]
For some Florida legislators, politics is more profitable than business. Especially if you serve on the governor’s cabinet.Read More →
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — There’s an end in sight to the knock-down,drag-out budget battle in Richmond.Read More →
Part 6 of 22 in the series Nanny State of the Week
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
MINNEAPOLIS — For years, car washes have been a fundraising staple for high school sports teams, marching bands and youth groups.
Just get some kids together with buckets and soap, rent out a parking lot, put up a sign and hope it [...]