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Undocumented students in D.C. cost taxpayers millions

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

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By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.- It costs an estimated $86.8 million a year to educate undocumented students in D.C., based on a data analysis by Watchdog.org.
There are about 4,065 undocumented children in D.C., according to 2012 data from the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. With D.C. spending $21,347 per student, the total amount […]

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About 60,000 immigrants in Colorado may benefit from amnesty, but costs are unknown

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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President Obama’s immigration order will likely help about 60,000 illegal immigrants in Colorado.

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25,000 Oklahoma illegals could benefit from executive order but costs unknown

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Immigration, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Only about 25,000 illegal immigrants in Oklahoma are likely to benefit from President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, but that modest number of people still could cost taxpayers nearly $200 million a year if they receive full welfare, Social Security and other benefits.
However, the good news is that the executive order will save […]

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Insurance companies can’t get Obamacare bailout unless Congress approves

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

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Insurance companies made out pretty well with the passage of Obamacare.

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Walker administration saves taxpayers $134 million in fraud fight

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The fight against government waste, fraud and abuse has intensified under Gov. Scott Walker.

The Walker administration on Wednesday announced that the state Department of Revenue over the past four tax seasons has stopped $134 million in tax refunds related to fraud and adjustments.

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In Powhatan, the public pension crisis is local and personal 

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  News, Pensions, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The battle over public pensions isn’t just some amorphous thing at the federal and state levels — it’s playing out in Virginia schools.

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