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Jul 20, 2018 10:01 AM

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Transparency Groups Take Wyoming Auditor to Court Over Spending Records

CHEYENNE – Tired of waiting for the Wyoming auditor to produce state spending records, government transparency groups are taking her to court.
Jul 20, 2018 08:00 AM

Subscriber Special: $137K Golden Parachute for IL Pension Fund Manager

"Illinois citizens are tired of taxpayer abuse, golden parachutes, and huge payouts on their dime. No public employees deserve a six-figure parting gift at termination or retirement."

BREAKING: Illinois Pension Fund Manager Received $137,000 Golden Parachute

The retiring executive director of the Illinois State Board of Investment (ISBI), William Atwood, received a $136,577 golden parachute after a 15-year career as the state’s top money manager. Atwood cashed in 144 days of unused vacation time last week. So much for fiscal accountability.

OpenTheBooks Sues Wyoming State Auditor for State Checkbook

Wyoming’s state auditor is failing to provide records of payments to state vendors and related information in response to records requests, two groups allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Jul 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Meet the Texas Teachers $100,000 Club

"In the absence of a pay cap for Texas educators, unwarranted pay for superintendents, administrators, staffers, and some teachers is making a bad situation far worse."
Jul 18, 2018 08:30 AM

Forbes: Meet the Texas Teachers $100,000 Club - 7,300 Six-Figure Salaries Cost Taxpayers $903 Million

Our auditors at found 7,327 Texas public school administrators, athletic directors, teachers, and other employees pulled down six-figure salaries costing taxpayers nearly $1 billion. In fiscal year 2017, superintendents earned as much as $450,000; “executive directors for assessment and compliance” received up to $302,820; and principals made as much as $313,870.
Jul 12, 2018 09:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Trump needs a Bridge to Nowhere moment

"Trump should use every tool at his disposal – from Twitter to rescissions – to change the trajectory on spending."
Jul 09, 2018 09:00 AM

Washington Examiner: Trump needs a Bridge to Nowhere moment on spending

While the nation was distracted by the political theater around immigration before the July 4 recess, the Senate cast a critical vote killing a very modest attempt offered by President Trump to rein in spending. If Trump plays his cards right, this will not be the end of a fight but its start.
Jul 09, 2018 08:25 AM

The Daily Signal: Trump White House Has Smaller Staff, Spends Less on Salaries Than Obama White House

Over $20 million in taxpayer funds could be saved at the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in office due to his leaner White House operation.
Jul 02, 2018 09:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Breaking: Trump's Leaner White House Payroll

"Trump’s White House payroll has been a leading indicator of his commitment to 'do more, with less.'"​
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