Taxpayers

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  /  Governor, 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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Taxpayer subsidies don’t pay: Milwaukee Bucks arena backers are bucking history

By   /  June 5, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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For those banking on an economic boom from a new taxpayer-subsidized Milwaukee Bucks arena, it may be time for a history lesson.

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Was John Chisholm John Doe distracted?

By   /  June 1, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MILWAUKEE – When the Milwaukee Police Department was dealing with the catastrophic crash of the video system it uses to record criminal suspect interrogations and confessions, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm should’ve been among the first to raise the alarm.

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Nationals’ farm club quick-pitches Virginia county

By   /  May 4, 2015  /  Local Government, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

MAKING A PITCH: Stephen Strasburg rehabilitated his arm with the Hagerstown (Md.) Suns. Now the minor league team wants to move to Spotsylvania, Va.

A Washington Nationals minor-league franchise wants Spotsylvania County to pony up $42 million for a stadium and parking garage — and the team is looking to score on Tuesday night.

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