Breaking The Bank is Watchdog.org’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.Read More →
Too risky. That’s how a former Wall Street gambler who became New Jersey governor described the idea of states taking on additional debt to pay off pension obligations.Read More →
Get ready to give more of your money to the government.Read More →
Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public.
There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.Read More →
Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.Read More →