By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because […]
A “Throwback Thursday” transportation funding embarrassment should serve as a lesson for Gov. Brown’s budgeting of high speed rail.Read More →
The Golden State’s costly high-speed rail project continues to gobble up funding, no matter how behind its fallen since its initial approval.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – It looks like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has the votes for his desired downtown streetcar, but taxpayers outside the city’s limits will be stuck with nearly half of the bill for the proposed $124 million project’s first phase.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Low gas prices mean more cash in all consumers’ pockets.
But some members of Congress are talking about using the low gas prices as an opportunity to increase gasoline taxes, and at least one public-sector labor union boss thinks the extra cash should be in his members’ pockets instead.
“Given the recent dramatic […]