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Marketplace: It's Use-It-Or-Lose-It Season in Washington

Congress is making some progress on spending bills for fiscal year 2019, which starts October first. But, while lawmakers fight over next year's budget, federal agencies are still struggling to spend all the money they got this year, because what they don't use by the end of the month, Congress takes back. So cue the September spending spree, which has become so routine, many agencies plan for it. Up to a point, anyway.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Tests The Limits of Policy and Politics

Is it legal in Oregon to use public funds for a political purpose? Not according to the governor’s own ethics policy. According to the governor’s own internal “political activities” policy, “employees are expressly prohibited from using any work time or any state resources to conduct political activities.”​
Sep 14, 2018 08:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Is OR Gov. Kate Brown Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Her Campaign?

"By campaigning under the guise of 'official' business, Governor Kate Brown is keeping Oregon’s “new day” permanently beyond the horizon."
Sep 14, 2018 05:30 AM

Forbes: Is Oregon Governor Kate Brown Asking Taxpayers to Fund Her Re-Election Campaign?

According to Oregon law, public funds cannot be used for a political purpose. Yet, data we’ve compiled at shows a troubling pattern of Governor Kate Brown mixing taxpayer-funded travel with campaign fundraising events.
Sep 11, 2018 05:30 AM

Forbes: 30,000 Six-Figure Illinois Educators Cost Taxpayers $3.7 Billion

We mapped the exclusive club of 30,000 Illinois educators with either salaries or pension payouts greater than $100,000 costing taxpayers $3.7 billion annually.
Sep 03, 2018 08:11 AM

The Washington Times: Wealthy Urbanites from Hollywood to Manhattan Cash In on Farm Bill

A movie star is more likely than a cowboy to stroll down Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive, but that doesn’t mean there are no farmers in Tinseltown.
Aug 31, 2018 08:25 AM

The Daily Signal: 4 Points to Consider About Trump's Federal Pay Decision

President Donald Trump announced he’s not granting the usual 2.1 percent pay hike for federal employees, prompting staunch opposition from many Democratic lawmakers.

U.S. Senate Press Release: Senators Seek Answers from High-Spending Federal Agencies on ‘Use It or Lose It’ Spending

Senators Seek Answers from High-Spending Federal Agencies on ‘Use It or Lose It’ Spending
Aug 29, 2018 06:30 AM

The News Gazette, Jim Dey: Spending Watchdog Finds Fertile Ground Out West

Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced Angie-eff-ski) just can't resist playing the role of skunk at the government bureaucrats' garden party.
Aug 28, 2018 08:11 AM

The Washington Times, Ed Feulner: A New Farm Bill Crops Up

You’d think putting together a new farm bill would be fairly easy. After all, Congress does this very often. But it almost always turns into a tug of war.
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