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Watchdog Podcasts: Breaking The Piggy Bank — California could let voters decide when public workers get pension increases

By   /  June 4, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, California, Pensions, Podcast, Politics, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut take a look at a new pension plan being pitched in California by a group of reform-minded public official.

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Abrahamson asks appeals court to help her hold on to chief justice seat

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants a federal appeals court to help her reclaim the state court’s top job.

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Crooks wants federal court to ‘take control’ of Wisconsin Supreme Court

By   /  May 12, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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As the state Supreme Court leadership war goes on, Justice N. Patrick Crooks is asking a federal judge to step in to take control of the “chaotic situation” on the court.

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Lawmaker: Chief justice’s civil rights complaint is ‘pathetic’

By   /  April 13, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Pathetic.

That’s how state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, describes Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit to save her leadership position, her extra pay, and her power.

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Tribe may have broken Wisconsin election law with offers of free food, prizes

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A spokesman for the state Government Accountability Board says the agency is “aware of” allegations that the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government may have broken state election law by offering to voters free lunch or dinner and tickets to win prizes Tuesday.

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Week in Review: Twice-registered voters and a debt-ridden county

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Virginia  /  No Comments

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There’s nothing like a former governor’s federal corruption trial, a debt-ridden county, special elections and doubly registered voters to keep things interesting in these last dog days of summer.

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