By Frank Keegan | State Budget Solutions
The “State of the States” report released recently puts hidden state and local debt at $7.3 trillion, stating: “States do not account to citizens in ways that are transparent, timely or accessible.” If state and local governments fail to act decisively now, cities, towns and counties will go bankrupt, and states could fall [...]
By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter
ANNAPOLIS — Election Day concerns over voter suppression and voter fraud occurrences really didn’t materialize to the extent Election Integrity Maryland and the Maryland Democratic Party had expected.
But, the groups have vowed to stay heavily involved with the voting process. The watchdog group plans to scrub state voting records, initially [...]
By Kevin Binversie | Wisconsin Reporter
John Dillinger was a dangerous man. Who knew he could rob from state coffers like he robbed from banks?
Back in 2008, the state was all aglitter: “Public Enemies,” directed by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Michael Mann, would be on location filming in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Columbus and outside the Little Bohemia [...]
By Christopher Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — When the cat’s away, the mice will play, and in this case, the former executive director of the Upper Cumberland Development District played with and wasted taxpayer money.
Without supervision, Wendy Askins was living her own dream with funding for the “Living the Dream” project, according to the state [...]