02/20/14 06:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A TV station's review of public records has found that Detroit is owed $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets. WDIV-TV reported (http://bit.ly/NdzAsc ) the figure and says some of the overdue money is more than 10 years old and can't be collected. The...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/19/14 04:14 PM
Five years after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus program became law, recipients of the funds are still spending the money without explanation. The law requires recipients to submit quarterly reports to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Those who don't are...
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/19/14 12:27 PM
A backlog of thousands of expired NASA contracts that have taken years to close out could be costing the space agency as much at $61 million, according to an audit from the agency's inspector general.
By Michal Conger | 02/18/14 06:06 PM
Sometimes in the nation's capital, getting answers to the simplest questions can be the biggest challenge. The Washington Examiner recently requested from the General Services Administration data on the 10 cities with the most vacant federally owned or leased property. As the government's...
By Logan Porter | 02/18/14 12:11 PM
A Virginia businessman has been sentenced to almost four years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million for his part in what the Justice Department called "the largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting." Oh Sung Kwon of Vienna, Va.,...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 09:19 AM
A legislative committee has cleared stiffer conflict-of-interest standards for West Virginia's attorney general, who called the action politically motivated.
02/18/14 09:19 AM
An analysis of federal records by NBC News has found that wealthy beach dwellers stand to be bailed out by taxpayers the next time a destructive hurricane, tsunami or tropical storm hits, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's altered flood maps.
By Mark Flatten | 02/18/14 04:43 AM
From California to New Hampshire, state governments are using smoke and mirrors instead of cash to meet the constitutional or statutory mandates that they finish their fiscal years with balanced budgets.
By Richard Pollock | 02/14/14 05:54 AM
Federal Reserve investigators want to know why renovation costs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's headquarters building have soared to more than three times the original estimate, the Washington Examiner has learned.
By Michal Conger | 02/13/14 06:13 PM
Shortly after former North Dakota congressional contender Shane Goettle ended his bid for the Republican nomination in April 2012, he joined Odney Advertising to start its public affairs and lobbying arm.
02/13/14 09:31 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Authorities say they've arrested 18 Albany-area residents who scammed New York state out of $150,000 in unemployment benefits. State police and the Department of Labor say their separate investigations began weeks ago. Officials say the suspects were receiving unemployment...
By Luke Rosiak | 02/13/14 06:03 AM
A PAC called 21st Century Democrats has raised $5.3 million since 2009, but not a penny of it has gone to candidates' campaigns or independent expenditures on their behalf, according to Federal Election Commission records.
By Logan Porter | 02/12/14 04:51 PM
President Obama put federal contractor pay in the spotlight with his State of the Union address proposal to raise the minimum wage for employees of companies doing government work. But how much do federal contractors make now? The numbers show they're paid an average of twice what than private...
By Kevin McGill | 02/12/14 01:13 PM
A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:25 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's political watchdog agency on Monday levied the largest lobbying fine in its history against a firm that violated campaign-contribution laws, mostly related to expensive parties thrown for top political leaders including Gov. Jerry Brown and dozens of state...
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