By Logan Porter | 02/10/14 02:29 PM
A Haitian citizen living in Connecticut has been sentenced to two and a half years for his participation in a grand mortgage scheme defrauding private lenders and the federal government of more than $4 million, according to federal officials.
02/10/14 09:11 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown's school board has voted unanimously to delay any spending increase until more information is available about significant security costs. The News-Times reports that the recommended school security package for the next fiscal year is $2.4 million at the district...
02/10/14 09:08 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly $7 million worth of checks issued by the state of Iowa have gone uncashed in the last 19 months, and it's not easy to find out if any of that money is yours. The Des Moines Register published Sunday an online database of 45,197 unclaimed checks for income tax...
By Phuong Le | 02/10/14 08:11 AM
Since the Department of Natural Resources began a program to rid state waters of potentially dangerous vessels in 2003, vessel owners have only repaid about $28,000 — or less than 1 percent — of the total $8.3 million owed in the past decade, according to agency records.
By Mark Flatten | 02/07/14 07:03 PM
Big bonuses paid to top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs are justified despite rising numbers of patient deaths and a stubborn backlog of disability claims, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a letter released Friday. Shinseki said VA officials continue to...
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.
By Richard Pollock and Kelly Cohen | 02/05/14 07:11 PM
A New York nonprofit improperly diverted $25 million meant to help establish three Obamacare health insurance co-ops to a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, a congressional oversight committee said Wednesday. The Freelancers Union, which received $340 million in federal loans to set up co-ops...
02/05/14 08:28 AM
Army official described the details of what they called a long-running scheme among National Guard recruiters that could cost taxpayers close to $100 million.
By Chris Henderson | 02/05/14 04:59 AM
Click here to see the homepage for "Too Big to Manage," the Washington Examiner's investigation into 'official time' for labor unions at federal agencies.
By Mark Flatten | 02/04/14 05:03 AM
With taxpayers paying the $155 million tab for official time, union officials are free to lobby for more money, more perks and more official time. Part two of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
By Mark Flatten | 02/03/14 03:57 PM
That figure includes 558 workers who spent more than 1,500 hours annually on official time, which means they did little, if any, work for their agencies, and 150 who spent at least 1,000 hours annually on union release.
02/03/14 11:18 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina state leaders are once again embarking on a top-to-bottom review of state government. And once again, there's bound to be resistance to carry out changes. The General Assembly last summer gave Gov. Pat McCrory's administration $4 million through mid-2015 to...
02/03/14 11:09 AM
SAN DIEGO — Two civilian defense contractors have pleaded guilty in a San Diego federal court, bringing to nine the number of defendants who have admitted guilt in recent days to their involvement in a scheme involving bribes and kickbacks at Camp Pendleton and other federal facilities....
02/03/14 10:41 AM
A look at the sordid history of the co-founder of Freedom Industries, the company at the center of the Jan. 9 chemical spill that cut off tap water for 300,000 West Virginians.
02/03/14 10:39 AM
Federal ethics rules are intended to limit lobbying by former senior officials within one year after they leave the government. But New York Times analysis found that even after the ethics rules were revised in 2007 following a lobbying scandal, more than 1,650 congressional aides have registered...
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