By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — Since the end of the Kansas legislative session nearly two months ago, much has been said on both sides about the state’s reduction in spending at higher education institutions, chief among them being the University of Kansas.
But amid an atmosphere of austerity wherein KU stands to lose $13.5 [...]
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE — Sometimes it takes a large net to catch a few wrong-doers. And that’s one of the concerns when it comes to large government databases that are searched to find smelly fish.
But that’s exactly what happened when 3,300 Floridians recently had their private prescription-drug information turn up in the hands [...]
By Maggie Thurber | Special to Ohio Watchdog
Throughout the year, but especially near elections, proponents of tax increases like to use the phrase “it’s only” — as in, it’s only 25 cents a day.
By describing millions of dollars in increased revenue as “only a quarter a day,” they hope voters will approve their request for [...]
By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — Every private-sector employee in Illinois would have to pony up more than $55,000 each to pay for all of the state’s accrued debt, according to a new analysis.
Illinois has $271.1 billion worth of debt, among the worst states in terms of total debt, according to a report by [...]