Judge orders GAB to turn over emails with liberal groups

By   /  October 5, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A Waukesha County judge has ordered the state Government Accountability Board to turn over communications it had with liberal political groups.

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Audit: IRS improperly withholding information requested by taxpayers

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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A new audit shows the Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information from requesters under the Freedom of Information Act 12.3 percent of the time.

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Legal defense of rogue John Doe agents costs taxpayers nearly $1.2 million

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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So how much has it cost Wisconsin taxpayers to defend the rogue prosecutors of a political investigation that has been ordered shut down by the state Supreme Court?

More than $1.1 million and counting

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Prevailing wage repeal conservatives rally around Lasee plan

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Lasee’s proposal would repeal prevailing wage for all local governments, technical colleges, schools, and public utilities, and it would reform the way the law is administered in Wisconsin, according to the lawmaker.

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Audit: As the middleman, many state agencies aren’t tracking federal grants

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia does a haphazard job of monitoring federal tax dollars it passes along to local groups, and the state auditor’s office says that needs to change.

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McAuliffe to spend salary’s worth in European economic development trip

By   /  June 8, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

COME ON DOWN: Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts about bringing new business to Virginia, but the state’s workforce participation numbers have been declining steadily since May.

State taxpayers will foot a bill roughly equivalent to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s annual salary as he, his wife, Dorothy, and economic development officials market Virginia to European nations on an 11-day trip abroad.

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