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Taxpayers on hook for $138 million in spending thanks to obscure ‘green’ law

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Energy and Environment, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This might be a legitimate area where districts can save money. At the same time, we have to be very vigilant about it to make sure it’s not being abused,” Knapp said.

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Report: inspector general saving taxpayers millions in waste, fraud, and abuse fight

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Food Stamp/SNAP, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The OIG also established a fraud reporting hotline and web-based portal. Through 2015, the agency has received more than 13,000 complaints about program abuses.

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Five years later, Act 10 saves taxpayers $5 billion, study finds

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Jobs + Growth, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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And despite all the dour predictions, Act 10 has proved a smashing success for Wisconsin taxpayers, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute.

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Schimel says decision coming soon on open records complaint against GAB

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Brad Schimel says he expects to decide soon on an open records complaint against the state Government Accountability Board.

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Chisholm’s unaccountable defense: ‘The records do not exist’

By   /  December 24, 2015  /  Accountability, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“State and county employees in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office do not keep time records for work done on a particular investigation or prosecution,” Chisholm explained.

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3 Texas cities have heaviest taxpayer burdens in US

By   /  December 8, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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With billions of dollars in hidden debt, three Texas cities carry among the heaviest taxpayer burdens in the United States.

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