02/18/14 09:31 AM
FORT LEE, N.J. — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor. Fort Lee Mark Sokolich also was asked to provide documents. The Record reports that Mastro...
02/18/14 09:27 AM
NBC News writes that California's Department of Social Services acknowledged last week that the state is not able to adequately monitor centers caring for children and elderly.
02/18/14 09:22 AM
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored, the Center for Investigative Reporting writes.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 09:14 AM
House Bill 2586 would require the state Department of Revenue to submit an annual report detailing the names of companies who get corporate credits of $5,000 or more and to make that report public.
By Jeff Barnard | 02/14/14 08:18 AM
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and three congressional colleagues on Thursday requested a federal investigation of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange, which has been unable to sign up a single person through its online portal because of technical problems that were known months before it was...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/13/14 12:46 PM
Federal agencies have a long way to go in deciding who should and shouldn't get security clearances, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The federal government, which has more than 5.1 million federal and contract employees, spent more than $1 billion in 2011 on...
02/11/14 05:15 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday renewed a call for an investigation into the state's defective health care exchange with a focus on the procurement process of the exchange's board, which has approved multimillion dollar contracts. Del. Ron George, a Republican running in...
By Mark Flatten | 02/11/14 03:10 PM
Top career civil service executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be fired more easily for failing to deliver quality medical care to patients or timely decisions on disability benefits, under legislation proposed by the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Rep....
02/11/14 09:45 AM
BOSTON — The state could face another drug lab crisis if it doesn't put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released Monday. The BBA, a membership organization of about 10,000 attorneys, said more...
02/11/14 09:29 AM
BOSTON — Child welfare watchdog groups say Massachusetts does not do a good job protecting children in foster care when compared to other states. Massachusetts ranked 38 out of 50 in the percent of foster children visited each month by caseworkers, according to 2012 data from the U.S....
02/10/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when a cellphone can guide you to your driveway, commercial pilots attempt to land at the wrong airport more often than most passengers realize or government officials admit, according to an Associated Press search of government safety data and news reports since...
By Joan Lowy | 02/10/14 09:01 AM
On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time.
02/09/14 02:47 PM
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/06/14 05:20 PM
Tea Party officials told a congressional panel Thursday they are still being targeted for harassment despite claims by President Obama and top IRS officials that the illegal activities were stopped last year. “It's shocking, it's repugnant, it's infuriating,” Becky Gerritson told a...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/06/14 12:55 PM
A new NASA information technology program worth $2.5 billion has "significant problems," the agency's inspector general has found.
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