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Lieberman Threatens to Filibuster Dems’ Health Bill

The strategy to rally all the Senate Democrats behind a public plan hit a brick wall on Tuesday, after Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his intention to
Jul 31, 2020

Lieberman Threatens to Filibuster Dems’ Health Bill

Lieberman Threatens to Filibuster Dems’ Health Bill

The strategy to rally all the Senate Democrats behind a public plan hit a brick wall on Tuesday, after Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his intention to
The strategy to rally all the Senate Democrats behind a public plan hit a brick wall on Tuesday, after Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his intention to
Jul 31, 2020

Right-wing think tank leaks salaries of Florida public employees via new website

Right-wing think tank leaks salaries of Florida public employees via new website

The Foundation for Government Accountability logo (Pic via Facebook ) The Foundation for Government Accountability debuted a new website today — an online database of the salaries of public employees: FloridaOpenGov.org . The website is almost a replica of a project by Foundation President Tarren Bragdon at his last place of employment, the Maine Heritage Policy Center. According to a press release from the organization , the website is a compilation of “about 35 million public records detailing nearly $1.4 trillion in spending and payroll by state, county, municipality and school.” Here is some of the data included in the database, according to the release: County government payroll (FY 1997-2011) Local K-12 public education payroll (FY 1997-2011) State government payroll (1995-2010) Local government spending (FY 1993-2010) State vendor payments (FY 2005-2011) Steve Mistler of the Sun-Journal wrote in September 2010 that Bragdon’s group in Maine “fed the public’s oft-held suspicion that government is too wasteful published the names and salaries of every state employee on maineopengov.org, and linked it to the center’s homepage.” Critics called the website a “cynical hijacking of transparency to foster public mistrust in government,” Mistler reported
The Foundation for Government Accountability logo (Pic via Facebook ) The Foundation for Government Accountability debuted a new website today — an online database of the salaries of public employees: FloridaOpenGov.org . The website is almost a replica of a project by Foundation President Tarren Bragdon at his last place of employment, the Maine Heritage Policy Center. According to a press release from the organization , the website is a compilation of “about 35 million public records detailing nearly $1.4 trillion in spending and payroll by state, county, municipality and school.” Here is some of the data included in the database, according to the release: County government payroll (FY 1997-2011) Local K-12 public education payroll (FY 1997-2011) State government payroll (1995-2010) Local government spending (FY 1993-2010) State vendor payments (FY 2005-2011) Steve Mistler of the Sun-Journal wrote in September 2010 that Bragdon’s group in Maine “fed the public’s oft-held suspicion that government is too wasteful published the names and salaries of every state employee on maineopengov.org, and linked it to the center’s homepage.” Critics called the website a “cynical hijacking of transparency to foster public mistrust in government,” Mistler reported
Jul 31, 2020

Administration Officials Traveling to Gulf for Five-Year Katrina Anniversary

Administration Officials Traveling to Gulf for Five-Year Katrina Anniversary

The White House announced today that, in addition to President Obama visiting New Orleans on Aug. 29, a number of administration officials will travel
The White House announced today that, in addition to President Obama visiting New Orleans on Aug. 29, a number of administration officials will travel
Jul 31, 2020
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