Reports have just surfaced that Colorado sheriffs spent nearly half of the funds awarded by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on personal items and unallowable costs instead of on tracking down violent offenders.
Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), a bi-partisan effort to track and report government spending. This is an important piece of legislation that would help to fix a broken system that promotes government waste and inefficiency.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a three-part web series, titled “The Story of Business: Detroit,” which shows how three businesses in Detroit are trying to stay afloat and invest in their community, despite the financial uncertainty and shrinking population resulting from the city’s bankruptcy filing.
A former manager at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently plead guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 in federal funds by pretending that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The IRS has been in the news a lot lately and this week was no different. Several news sources reveal one IRS employee steered a $500 million technology contract to a friend.
The Sun Herald reports a federal draft audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is questioning some $30 million in spending from federal funds awarded through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).
There are many ways to describe government waste—shady, irresponsible, or even criminal. Bill Ketron, a Tennessee Republican state senator, went with the descriptor, “squirrely” when talking about a contract awarded by the state’s Department of Corrections.
Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have introduced a permanent earmark ban as an amendment to an insider-trading bill.