By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — The reason you haven’t heard about a wave of violence from the half dozen or so Illinois counties that now allow concealed carry?
“There haven’t been any problems,” Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said. “I suspect that no one is even aware when someone around them is carrying. Responsible [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
BOISE, Idaho — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson sees President Obama’s re-election as a sort of get-out-of-jail free card.
Voters in Idaho’s ruby red 2nd Congressional District overwhelmingly supported Simpson in his re-election bout this year versus an upstart liberal state lawmaker, but the congressman may soon allow the will of voters [...]
By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — A new survey of government transparency on county websites in southern Illinois shows only two counties making progress toward openness.
There is plenty of work still to be done, said Brian Costin, director of government reform at the Illinois Policy Institute, a right-leaning think tank that monitors government transparency in [...]
By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA –The state attorney general found in a preliminary opinion that the Ennis School District cannot use property taxes for anything else but their intended purpose, in a decision that comes more than a year after Madison County officials raised concerns about spending by the district on new buildings.
“I conclude that adult education funding [...]
By PHIL DRAKE
BOZEMAN – A Gallatin County District Court judge on Thursday said he would decide if a court case against the Ennis School District would be dismissed after hearing arguments from the defendants’ attorney that the plaintiff did not follow proper protocol before filing his lawsuit.
Elizabeth Kaleva, attorney representing the school district, told Judge [...]