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AL: Judge orders governor to not sign legislation 

AL: Former Governor Siegelman Headed to Prison For Six Years 

AL: Judge Shuts-Down Harpersville 'Debtors Prison' 

AL: Former College Chancellor Sentenced to Prison

AL: State Seeks Overhaul of Ethics Rules following Conviction of State Senator

AK: State Considers On-Line Spending Database

AK: House Speaker Conviction Thrown Out, Retrial Possible 

AR: Judge in hot water after anonymous online posts 

AR: $200,000 Missing from Dept of Veterans Affairs

AR: Highway Officials Request Large Car Fleets 

AZ: Gelndale police taser man 11 times incl on his genitals 

AZ: Arizona State University offers extra credit to women who don't shave armpit hair 

AZ: Governor vetoes religious freedom law 

AZ: College suspends student who requested classes be taught in English 

AZ: Judge Apologizes for Suggesting Sexual Assault Victim to Blame 

AZ: Fed Judge Rules Against Arizona's Human Smuggling Law

AZ: State Sues Fed Govt over Outdated Voting Rights Act

AZ: Obstacles to Disciplining Bad State Employees 

CA: San Francisco police raid home of journalist to discover source 

CA: Legislative bill targets Catholic priests 

CA: Assemblyman's attorneys seek to discredit 7-year-old daughter’s stories of abuse 

CA: Democrats propose $15 billion in new taxes on state residents   

CA: Commander of Air National Guard Ousted Amid Allegations of Retaliation 

CA: Correctional officers punch, kick and taser mentally ill inmate on suicide watch 

CA: Illegal alien parents on pace to receive more than $650 million in welfare benefits 

CA: Lawmakers traveled to Hawaii with utility executives as wildfires raged  

CA: Governor Sues to Prevent Voters from Enacting Criminal Justice Reforms 

CA: Inmates got $3.5 million from Social Security

CA: State bar rules SF prosecutor should be suspended for withholding evidence 

CA: Whistleblower says prison officials misleading federal judge 

CA: 17 state AGs sue US Attorney-General for not permitting political asylum for immigrants seeking asylum for non-political reasons

CA: DMV has 23,000 improper voter registrations

CA: Is California headed toward default? 

CA: State to provide free healthcare to illegal aliens 

CA: UC Irvine students vote to ban US flag 

CA: Student association votes for state university system to divest from America 

CA: Taxpayer dollars spent on 'Queer Agriculture' course 

CA: 'Covered California' headed toward collapse

CA: DMV appointments for residents delayed for weeks as agency gives licenses to illegal aliens 

CA: State offering taxpayer-subsidized auto insurance to illegal aliens  

CA: Judges sue state pension program 

CA: Disturbing travesty in California courts regarding adults and minors have sexual relationships 

CA: State's unconstitutional restrictions on conceal carry permits  

CA: High-speed rail will be completed in 80 years at current rate of progress 

CA: Regulator conspired to get favorable judge appointed to legal review 

CA: College student directed to remove US flag as it might offend foreigners 

CA: UCLA pays $500,000 in campus police brutality incident 

CA: Without provocation CHP viciously beats homeless woman 

CA: State senator indicted for bribery 

CA: Anti-gun senator makes fool of himself 

CA: Agency recommends state buy 'green energy' cars for the poor 

CA: More than 1,000,000 to lose health insurance under ObamaCare CA: Nearly 1 in 4 in California living below federal poverty level 

CA: Illegal immigrants permitted to practice law 

CA: Children can now have three parents 

CA: The model of inequality 

CA: Prison performing sterilization on female inmates without state knowledge 

CA: College official orders student to remove 'offensive' cross necklace 

CA: Feinstein demonstrates she doesn't understand the Constitution 

CA: Bill would allow schoolchildren to decide which gender bathrooms and locker rooms to use 

CA: UC Regents refuse to hear evidence on the failure of the university system 

CA: Dumbing-down public education 

CA: Judge supports state in eminent domain seizure land value dispute 

CA: Taxes go up and revenues go down as high-income earners flee the state 

CA: State employee receives $822,000 salary 

CA: State hides identities of state employees who commit abuse and crimes 

CA: Enacts highest tax rate in nation; revenues fall $1 billion in one month 

CA: Teachers union produces video of 'rich' urinating on the 'poor' 

CA: 1% of taxpayers pay half of all taxes 

CA: Judge blocks California high-speed lawsuit 

CA: 700,000 Invalid Voter Registrations 

CA: More City Bankruptcies Expected 

CA: State Tells 23 University Campuses to Not Admit California Residents in 2013 

CA: It's Official -- San Berdoo Goes Bankrupt 

CA: Governor Allegedly Stole From 9/11 Fund

CA: Child Well-being Plummets 

CA: Red Flags in Bankruptcies 

CA: Broke State Commits $8 Billion on 'Bullet Train 

CA: The State's Bankruptcy Epidemic 

CA: State Bar Rules Illegal Alien Should Get Law License 

CA: State Ends the Train to Nowhere 

CA: State Ethics Investigation Into San Francisco Campaign Contributions 

CA: State Contemplates 4-Day Work Week for Govt Employees 

CA: Budget Deficit Swells to $16 Billion 

CA: Legislature Readying Bill to Ban 'Reparative Therapy' for Minors 

CA: The Failed 'Hydrogen Highway' Project 

CA: State Ethics Commission Rules Local Elected Officials Exempt from Conflict-of-Interest Rules in Appointing Selves to Paid Boards 

CA: The Ugly Cancer That is 'Multiculturalism' 

CA: Government Allows Private Company to Retain Private Citizens Data 

CA: Lawmaker Writes 'Public Employee Bill of Rights' 

CA: State to Run Out of Money in Early March 

CA: Panel: High-Speed Rail Project 'Fundamentally Flaw[ed]' 

CA: Harsh Light Bulb Standard Goes Into Effect in 2012 

CA: Bill Before Assembly Would Require Employment Perks for Babysitters 

CA: Mental Health Official Billed State to Attend Celebrity's Funeral 

CA: 300,000 Medical Records Made Public on Internet 

CA: Legislature Poised to Enact Law Requiring Fitted Sheets in Hotel Rooms

CA: Endless List of Government Agencies 

CA: CalPERS Reduces Inflated Pensions of More than 300 

CA: Prison Psychiatrist Paid $838,706 

CA: Spending $1.25 Billion on Medical Services for Illegal Aliens  

CA: Assembly May Dissolve Smallest City

CA: State Boards are Politicians' Jobs Program 

CA: Employees Owe State Millions in Salaries and Travel Advances 

CA: Opportunity to Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies 

CA: Several Govt Entities Refuse Request to Disclose Salaries 

CA: National Guardsman Sentenced for Defrauding Govt of $15 Million 

CA: Dept of Corrections Wastes $366,000 

CA: Auditor Finds Misuse of Public Funds 

CA: 96,000 State Employees Have Govt Cell Phones 

CA: Supreme Court Rules Police Can Search Smart Phone Activity without Search Warrant 

CA: Air National Guard Accused of Pay Scam 

CA: Gov-Elect Brown to Eliminate State Inspector General Office

CA: $69 Million of Welfare Benefits Drawn out of State 

CA: $25 Billion Budget Deficit & $75 Billion Employee Benefits Deficit 

CA: Govt Employees, Families Skip Traffic Violations Using 'Confidential' License Plates 

CA: Supreme Court Rules -- Illegal Aliens to Get In-State College Tuition Rates 

CA: Political Candidates Owe Millions in Campaign Election Fines

CO: Judge rules sheriff may not honor 'detainer' requests by federal authorities 

CO: Female prison guard accused of sexually assaulting male inmates CO: School bribes students to eat Michelle Obama lunches 

CO: Denver police officers savagely beat man; trip 7-month pregnant woman 

CO: Chinese immigrant says 'common core' same as what's taught in China 

CO: Judge orders bakery to ignore religious beliefs and bake cakes for gay couples 

CO: How 'stoned' is 'too stoned' to drive 

CO: 'Crime fighting' legislator has criminal record 

CO: Lawmaker says women afraid of rape cannot be trusted with guns 

CO: Counties had more registered voters than people 

CO: Sharia Law in Effect 

CT: Judge yanks pension of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez 

CT: Two schools ban Halloween and rename day as 'Fall Festival' 

CT: Lawmaker makes sexual remark to 17-year old girl 

CT: Governor Proposes Merging State Watchdog Agencies 

CT: State Investigators Clear ACORN of Voter Fraud 

DE: Secret Arbitration Court Ruled Unconstitutional 

DE: House Dems Kill Bill Waiving State Immunity in Child Sex Abuse Cases 

DC: Former Employee Pleads Guilty to Scheme Involving Over $1.4 Million Fraud 

DC: Judge orders man to stop smoking ... in his own home

DC: Mayor fired insurance commissioner for accurately questioning Obama's improper Obamacare 'fix' 

DC: Inspector General's Office Staffer Sentenced for Fraud 

DC: Inspector General Powerless in Scandal Investigations 

DC: Councilman has two city-paid fully-loaded SUVs 

DC: Conviction Reversed As Govt Filed Wrong Charges 

FL: Number of registered sex offenders increased dramatically 

FL:  Disgraced Broward County Elections Supervisor tries to rescind resignation 

FL: 'Irregularities' in Florida vote 

FL: Provisional ballot box found in school 

FL: Prison guard arrested for smuggling drugs to inmate

FL: Election worker caught Broward County election officials filling-in blank ballots

FL: Five Miami-area police cars race through city with lights on while heading to breakfast 

FL: Judge rules George Zimmerman a 'public figure' in dismissing libel suit against NBC News 

FL: Authorities arrest pastor to halt Koran burning 

FL: Judge places 'gag order' on Jacksonville TV station 

FL: State Capitol hosts mural depicting George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin in back of head 

FL: State's attorney files whistleblower who reported prosecutorial misconduct in Zimmerman case 

FL: Judge and prosecutor secretly texting during murder trial 

FL: Legislator proposes anger management courses for ammo customers 

FL: Prosecution still withholding evidence from Zimmerman defense counsel 

FL: State Board of Education is Staffed with Bigots 

FL: Judge Orders Teacher Reinstated Who Put Austistic Student's Crayons in Hot Sauce 

FL: Governor: State Will Not Implement ObamaCare 

FL: 53,000 Dead Found on Voter Rolls 

FL: Officials Looking at Exorbitant Time-Off Pay-offs 

FL: Standardized High School Test Passing Rate Plummets from 80% to 30% in One Year 

FL: Attorney-General Under Fire for Firings 

FL: Corruption at State University System 

FL: South Florida Political Corruption Racking Up Big Numbers 

FL: Leads Nation in Prisoner Tax Fraud 

FL: Governor Pardons Rock Performer 40-years after His Death 

FL: Taxpayers Pay for $125 per Day Make-up Bill for Tattooed Defendant

FL: Juvenile Justice Secy Accused of Misusing State Funds 

GA: delegate introduces 'testicular bill of rights' legislation 

GA: Former judge indicted for allegedly lying to commission 

GA: Judge convicted of framing and jailing woman he sexually harassed 

GA: Atlanta judge reverses his unconstitutional restraining order against TV news report 

GA: Fulton County judges threaten to jail county officials over the judge's travel reimbursements 

GA: Former judge accused with sexual harassment 

GA: Judge resigns over misconduct allegations 

GA: Judge Accused of Pre-signing Warrants 

GA: Police Officer Wrongfully Arrests Woman for Being 'Disrespectful' 

GA: Nearly 60 Candidates Owe Taxes 

GA: Expected Legal Challenge to Welfare Drug-Testing Law 

GA: Congressman Again Warns Guam Island Could 'Tip Over and Capsize' 

HI: Judge drops prostitution charges against former death row inmate after prosecution misconduct alleged 

HI: Government Waste Detailed 

HI: $1 Million Spent to Erect 1.8 Miles of Fence 

HI: Budget Increases Faster than Legislators Can Cut 

ID: Gubernatorial candidate predicts women & minorities will be attacked if Kavanaugh confirmed 

ID: Judge Arrested on DUI Charges 

ID: 2011 Report on Government Waste 

IL: Workers Compensation Commission Investigator Resigns Over Email Flap  

IL: Several DCFS employees lost licenses after falsifying information 

IL: Nearly 100 kids involved with DCFS died in the last fiscal year  

IL: Senate passes resolution to approve first legislative inspector general in years  

IL: Audits show reporting failures for legislative ethics commission, inspector general  

 IL: Freshman Democratic lawmaker to file discrimination claims against Illinois House Speaker  

IL: Watchdog to oversee complaints involving lawmakers — after four year gap  

IL: IG reports gubernatorial candidate defrauded taxpayers

IL: Budget-stricken Illinois is still selling lottery tickets but not paying winners 

IL: College hid $95 million in spending on booze, shooting clubs 

IL: Reckless-driving state trooper changes attitude when he learns he was being recorded

IL: Former judge gets 2-year sentence for drug charge 

IL: Common core school assignment asks parents to self-identify as 'liberal' or 'conservative' 

IL: Human Rights Office employee attempted to influence case for personal gain 

IL: Judge who shoved deputy not guilty by reason of insanity 

IL: GOP official calls female Congressional candidate 'street walker' 

IL: Convicted Mel Reynolds to run for former Congressional seat 

IL: Judge Overrules All-Democrat Election Board That Kicked 3 GOP Candidates Off Ballot for Using Paper-Clips 

IL: State Workers Forced to Participate in Political Campaign Event 

IL: House Expels Indicted Member 

IL: Parts of Chicago Gun Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional 

IL: Amazon-Tax Law Ruled Unconstitutional 

IL: Governor Kept Secret the Dismissal of Agency Head 

IL: Governor Illegally Stacking Boards and Commissions 

IN: IG reports Attorney-General engaged in sexual misconduct 

IN: Woman has come forward alleging a consensual 1992 sexual encounter with now-House speaker

IN: State worker selling cosmetics while on the job 

IN: Supreme Court suspends lawyer for calling an illegal alien an "illegal alien" 

IN: Academic freedom at Ball State only for politically correct issues 

IN: Courts criminalize First Amendment 

IN: Dept of Ed improperly counted students 

IN: First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement 

IA: DHS officials implicated in mistreatment of special needs patients 

IA: Judge charged with insurance fraud  

IA: Judge arrives at work drunk after urinating in the street 

IA: State lawmaker calls for confiscation of guns 

IA: University of Iowa Law School Sued for Bias in Opposing Pro-Life Job Applicant 

IA: Judge Halts Secure Election Law 

IA: Judge Orders Father to Bring Children to Prison for Visitation with Mother Convicted of Murder 

IA: Child Abuse Registry List in Disarray 

KS: State pays dad after child protective services ignores 18-month old's fatal abuse 

KS: State pays dad after child protective services ignores 18-month old's fatal abuse 

KS: Judge dismisses "excessive force" lawsuit against police for fatally shooting unarmed man; said jury may find them guilty

WA: Energy Dept concerned over safety of nuclear waste storage: Judge fires employee for committing a good deed 

KS: Sperm donor ordered to pay child support to lesbian couple 

KS: Judge Blocks Student Transfers from Unaccredited Schools 

KS: Fed Judges Redraw Congressional and Legislative Districts 

KS: Former Kansas University Official to be Sentenced in $2 Million Ticket Scalping Scheme 

KS: Mission City Taxes Christian Churches for Parishioners 

KY: Judge may be removed from bench over alleged misconduct 

KY: Auditor finds misspend funds at state agency

LA: Police officer sentenced to prison for selling drugs 

LA:  Judge retires after complaint about behavior toward colleagues 

LA: Mayor urges voter fraud by supporters of Mary Landrieu 

LA: Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison 

LA: Judge rules school voucher program unconstitutional 

LA: State bungled ice delivery after Hurricane Isaac 

LA: Former Governor to Be Released from Prison 

LA: Federal Judges Tosses Hurricane Katrina-era Class-Action Lawsuit Against Police Action

MA: Audit: Inappropriate use of state-owned vehicles

ME: Judge temporarily stops town from moving ahead with recall of 3 selectmen 

ME: Governor Calls IRS 'New Gestapo' 

ME: Senate Rejects Secure Elections Measure in Legislature 

MD: Nanny State Targets Foam Cups and Containers  

MD: Former Cop Indicted for Planting Fake Gun  

MD: Delegate refers to predominately black county as a "n***** district" 

MD: Congressional map ruled unconstitutional 

MD: Judge rules county liable for damages in profiling case

MD: Judge orders prison to treat transgender inmates better 

MD: Judge suspended over pattern of inappropriate remarks in court MD: State official fired for nearly $800,000 conflict-of-interest expenditure; state protects identity 

MD: Governor calls for sanctuary for illegal aliens -- but not in his state 

MD: Judge orders stripper is entitled to back-pay 

MD: Lawmakers not surprised by prison scandal 

MD: Judge suspended over cell phone jailings 

MD: Governor Flip-Flops on 'Better Off' Analysis in 24 Hours 

MD: Report: Lawmakers Responsible for Exorbitant Budget 

MD: High Court Hears Case on Lesbian Divorce 

MD: Health Dept Didn't Control Birth Certificate Issuance 

MD: State Officials Engage in Petition Fraud 

MD: Union Workers Expected to Protest Dem Governor's Pension Reform Plan 

MD: General Assembly Debates Voter ID Law  

MA: Cultural Council wants more taxpayer money amid lavish spending  

MA: Former Senate president's estranged husband facing assault, battery & public lewdness charges  

MA: Spurned recruit asks judge to force State Police to accept him 

MA: Governor nominates judge based on judicial activism in homosexual issues 

MA: Judge awards custody of 15-year old to state over decisions on medical care 

MA: Corrupt mayor to teach at Harvard 

MA: Dept of Ed states 'transgender' students may use either bathroom 

MA: Judges Issue More DUI Acquittals Than Do Juries 

MA: Governor Urges Taxpayer-Funded 'Green Energy' Companies in Spite of Failures 

MA: State GOP Asks Harvard to Investigate Professor's Lie About Minority Heritage 

MA: State Bans School Bake Sales MA: High Govt Officials Involved in Ethics and Corruption Scandals 

MA: Governor Defends Abuse of EBT Cards 

MA: Police Data Base Smacks of 'Big Brother' 

MA: Governor to be Witness in House Speaker Corruption Trial 

MA: Corruption Trial Begins for Former House Speaker 

MA: Former Representative Gets 'Job' at UMass 

MA: Corruption Trial of House Speaker Looms 

MA: 'Abuse and Corruption' in State Probation Department

MI: Detroit judge gets benched for refusing to record courtroom proceedings 

MI: Detroit, state reach $100K settlement over alleged demo violations  

MI: For $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes, the Government Took Uri Rafaeli’s House 

MI: Ethics hearing for judge accused of mistreating employees & lawyers

MI: State university slowly placing restrictions on free speech

MI: Man calls police to confront distraught girlfriend; police shoot her dead 

MI: Judge rules no First Amendment rights for 57-year old student dismissed from college 

MI: Judge halts Detroit bankruptcy because it doesn't 'honor' Obama 

MI: Disgraced ex-judge heads off to prison for fraud 

MI: School confiscates 3rd grader's cupcakes that were decorated with soldiers 

MI: State Conducts Armed Raids on Pig Farms 

MI: Dem Party Official Sentenced for 2010 Election Fraud 

MI: State Deducts SEIU Union Dues from Medicaid Payments 

MI: State to Begin Tracking Weight of All Children 

MI: State Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops 

MI: Academics Outraged at Govt Records FOIA Request 

MN: Attorney-General candidate fights domestic abuse allegations

MN: Minnesota Democrats' "independent" investigation of Ellison sexual assault claims not independentMN: Governor misspells Minnesota as 'Minnesota' 

MN: Tax court chief judge faces misconduct charges 

MN: Fed Court Rejects Nuke Agency's Extension of Waste Disposal on Tribal Territory 

MN: Governor''s Executive Order to Unionize Child Care Providers Struck Down

MN: Govt Spends 'Billions' on State Programs without Competitive Bidding or Oversight

MN: Governor Vetoes Voter Fraud Law in Spite of 80% Public Support 

MS: Judge orders high school band to not play hymn 

MS: Judge picks foster parents over grandparents to care for two boys MO: Police arrest peaceful protesters operating within the law 

MO: Senator McCaskill to Sell Private Jet after Failing to Pay Taxes 

MO: Democrat Attorney-General Joined Fight Against ObamaCare

MO: Taxpayers Paid $35,000 for Lt Governor's Hotel Stays 

MT: Judge Rules Domestic Violence Law Exempts Homosexuals 

MT: Watchdog Report on State Spending Waste and Abuse 

NE: Probation office & child protective services argue over inspections 

NE: State ordered to return one million dollars seized from motorist 

NV: New gun background checks unenforceable 

NV: Judge reduces life sentence of man who molested young girl more than 100 times to one year in prison 

NV: Parents, Judge Tussle Over Terminating Pregnancy of Mentally Disabled Daughter 

NV: Rory Reid Set-up 91 Shell PACs to Evade Contribution Limits 

NV: Senate Bill Would Eliminate Quarterly Spending Reports 

NV: State and Counties Argue over Tax Increases

NH: Judge's overturning of conviction led to prosecutor's decision not to retry  

NH: State liquor board did not recognize DC drivers licenses as legitimate 

NH: State Officials Accused of Overpaying for Property 

NH: Judge Vacates $1.5 Million Jury Award in Trooper's False Imprisonment Case 

NH: Legislation Would Allow TSA Screeners to be Charged with Sexual Assault 

 NJ: Governor hires staffer facing rape claim 

NJ: Judge accused of making vulgar, sexual comments 

NJ: Governor's office will not disclose Christie's out of state travel expenses 

NJ: Court finds Christie's office violated open records law in improperly denying documents to newspaper 

NJ: Cop: If Obama doesn't have to follow the Constitution than neither do police officers 

NJ: Christie's forgotten constituents 

NJ: Non-Union Utility Crews Turned Away From New Jersey 

NJ: Elementary School Students Get $500,000 Settlement After Being Forced to Eat on Gym Floor 

NJ: Assemblyman Accused of Writing $400,000 in Bad Checks 

NJ: Registered Sex Offender Arrested for 169th Time 

NJ: Secret Audio Recordings of Teacher & Aide Bullying Student 

NJ: State Troopers Sued After Demanding Motorcyclists Remove Biker Jackets 

NJ: New 'Unclaimed Property' Law Causes AmEx to Pull Gift Cards from State 

NJ: Governor Christie Panders to Race, Politics in Honoring Houston 

NJ: Unions Sue Governor Over Job Benefits 

NJ: Governor Takes State Helo to Son's Baseball Game 

NJ: Watchdog Group Places Municipal Budgets Online 

NJ: State Water Commission Behaved as Shadow Government 

NJ: Combats Steroid Abuse by Police, Firefighters 

NJ: State Sells Used Computers Full of Sensitive Data 

NJ: Charges Dropped Against Official in 'Pay-to-Play' Corruption Scheme 

NM: College president urges students to vote 'often' 

NM: Politician accused of slashing tires of opponent 

NM: Judge orders cop to get back job and back-pay after having been fired for role in a murder 

NM: Illegal Aliens Permitted to Get Drivers Licenses 

NM: Millions of Dollars in New State Buildings Sit Vacant 

NM: Governor to Consider Pardoning 'Billy the Kid' 

NY: LIRR employees logging 'physically impossible' overtime hours   

NY: Education Commissioner  demanded less religious study in religious schools 

NY: Homeschooling Parents’ Children Taken by Government, Citing ‘Educational Neglect’  

NY: Feds to investigate troubled detention center  

NY: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection inspector arrested for taking bribes  

NY: State university hospital paid 7 employees to work elsewhere in secret arrangement 

NY:  State English exams are a horrific waste  

NY: Judge charged with sucker-punching lawyer  

NY: AG under fire for misusing law to shield cops 

NY: Judge sucking money from woman with dementia 

NY: Assembly speaker arrested for multimillion dollar bribery scheme 

NY: Judge dismisses traffic ticket of driver who killed 3-year old 

NY: Judge reverses guilty verdict of  'cannibal cop' 

NY: Conservative group claims it has been targeted by Cuomo Administration 

NY: Still no action on whistleblower's concerns over 'Sandy' funds misspent 

NY: State transportation worker stealing government gasoline 

NY: Governor threatens sheriffs who opposed his gun law 

NY: State boycotted by 59 gun manufacturers 

NY: Non-partisan task force: New York faces budget meltdown 

NY: Hurricane Sandy-Afflicted People 'Dumpster Dive' While Cuomo and Bloomberg Engage in Photo-Ops 

NY: Assemblyman Skips 20 of 60 Days of Session 

NY: Prisons Allow Conjugal Visits by Same-Sex Couples 

NY: Fed Tax Fraud Charges Against for NY Senate Leader 

NY: Tug Hill Commission Faces Governor's Budget Axe 

NY: 'Widespread Abuse' in State-Run Homes for Disabled 

NY: Government Workers Earn $100K, $200K, $600K 

NY: Feds Sue State Alleging Medicaid Fraud 

NY: Governor Commutes Sentence of 57-year old Who Shot & Killed Unarmed Teen 

NY: Ex-State Fair Director Charged with Fraud

NY: NYC Spends $27 Million to Change Street Signs to Lower Case 

NY: Senate Majority Leader Indicted for Embezzlement

NY: Senate Leader Faces Tax Evasion Charges 

NY: State Pays Employees to Sit Around in Empty Building 

NY: Feds Seek to Re-Try former State Senate Majority Leader 

NC: Audit reveals agency spent on cake bites instead of housing 

NC: NC State University to give-away butt plugs and other sex toys 

NC: 30,000 Dead People Registered to Vote 

NC: Dem Politicians Campaign Against Secure Elections Bill 

NC: Dems Oppose non-Photo ID for Elections 

NC: Dept of Transportation Fraud Allegations 

NC: Governor Announces 'Toothless' Hiring Freeze

OH: State improperly gave contract advantages to unqualified small businesses  

OH: IG: Millions spent on unused Marion prison dairy barn 

OH: State watchdog finds "rampant fraud, waste and abuse" in prisons work program  

OH: State investigates worker for making factual statements about no-bid contracts 

OH: Medicaid paid $51 million to dead enrollees 

OH: State representative found guilty in selling of football tickets OH: County judge with anti-drinking reputation charged in hit-and-run accident 

OH: DNR personnel accused of hunting deer while on duty 

OH: Oberlin College plays along with racism hoax 

OH: Judge apologizes for scolding jury 

OH: Paper: 20% of 2012 voters were bogus 

OH: State Officials Argue Taxpayers Have No Right to Challenge Govt Waste  

OH: State & Local Govts Violate 'Open Meetings' Law 

OH: Public Colleges Pay Employee Personal Cell Phone Bills 

OK: Judge awards custody of child to sex offender father 

OK: Judge gives deferred sentence to convicted sex offender 

OK: State Money Wasted on Duplicated Services 

OR: Bill Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death 

OR: Federal judge finds Oregon law governing who is an ‘engineer’ violates free speech  

OR: Federal judge finds Oregon law governing who is an ‘engineer’ violates free speech  

OR: State to 'rehabilitate' companies opposed to gay marriage 

OR: State police taser 11-year old autistic girl 

OR: Judge Said He Made Right Decision in Denying 'Immediate Danger' Order to Woman & Children Who Were Murdered 

OR: State Pays $1.2 Million to Female Inmates to Settle Sexual Misconduct at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility 

OR: State Spent $100,000 to Defend Employees over $428 in Travel Expenses 

PA: Governor admits there are currently over 11,000 ‘noncitizens’ registered to vote 

PA: 20 percent of elder-abuse allegations handled improperly, state report says  

PA: 10 PennDOT employees in corruption & bribery scandal 

PA: Judge pleads guilty in corruption case attorney-general tried to shut-down 

PA: Judge blocks secure elections law 

PA: Judge imposes lifelong gag order on two children 

PA: State attorney general has judge assigned to corruption cases removed from bench 

PA: Judge resigns after arrest for aiding son 

PA: Judge tosses 3 murder charges against abortion doctor without explanation 

PA: School suspends 5-year old for 'threatening' classmate with bubble-making toy 

PA: Ousted Penn State President Has Govt Job with High Security Clearance 

PA: Did Penn State Officials Cover-up TWO Scandals? 

PA: Unemployment Benefits System Abused 

PA: Convicted House Legislator Plans Reelection Run 

PA: Prison Inmates Collect Unemployment Insurance

PA: Former House Speaker May Keep Advance Pension Payments Even if Found Guilty in Corruption Trial

PA: First of 'Bonusgate' Defendants Sentenced 

PA: Legislators Propose Public Integrity Commission 

PA: Judge Loses Home After Conviction for Insurance Fraud 

PA: Judge Convicted in For-Profit Scheme 

PA: State Legislators Raking in Cash in 'Per Diem' Scam

PR: Senator Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

RI: Judge ruling on case in which she benefits from decision 

RI: State Closes Emergency Shelters for Abused Children 

SC: Trooper pleads guilty to shooting unarmed, innocent motorist 

SC: Ethics Filing Deadline SNAFU Favors Incumbents Over Challengers 

SC: More Than 900 Dead People Have Voted in Recent Elections 

SC: Dems Ask DOJ to Stop State's Voter ID Law 

SC: Inspector General's Resignation Kept Quiet for Six Weeks

SC: State Establishes Website to Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse 

TN: Officials credit hotline tips in finding one million dollars in fraud, waste & abuse 

TN: Judge orders baby's name changed from 'Messiah' 

TN: Agencies wasted $700,000 in just the last half of December 

TN: Man Loses $22,000 in 'Policing for Profit' Scam 

TN: Govt Employees Sell Scrap Metal for Personal Gain

TN: U.S.Appeals Court Tosses State Senator's Fraud Conviction 

TN: State Wastes Fed Stimulus Money 

TX: CPS must pay $127K for wrongfully taking children 

TX: Judge questions Texas fetal burial remains law 

TX: Judge allegedly assaulted court employee for years 

TX: Health Commissioner makes improper highering and tuition disbursement decisions 

TX: Police officer hits 76-year old man with stun gun over expired inspection sticker TX: Official resigns over $110 million no-bid contract 

TX: Judge orders removal of You Tube video highlighting Child Protective Services abuse TX: Drunk-driving judge pleads for special treatment 

TX: Judge who was lenient on homicidal 16-year driver now under fire 

TX: Judge resigns from bench after admitting colluding with prosecutor 

TX: Ex-state senator headed to prison for bribery scheme 

TX: Judge may be charged for hiding evidence while serving as a prosecutor 

TX: 6th graders given assignment to design flag for new socialist nation 

TX: Judge taunts Heisman Trophy winner over speeding ticket 

TX: Public schools teach Boston Tea Party patriots were terrorists 

TX: Texas university sued for race discrimination against white dean 

TX: Judge Rules Exonerated Inmate Must Pay Ex-Wife Who Divorced Him 20 Years Ago 

TX: Pay Cut for Judge Taped Beating Daughter 

TX: Judge Rules TransCanada May Seize Private Property for Pipeline 

TX: Judge Fined for Breaking State Election Laws 

TX: Eminent Domain Abuse 

TX: Judge Suspended for Misconduct 

TX: Fed Court Tosses-out Judge-Drawn Congressional Districts  

TX: Former Detention Center Guard Charged with Abuse 

TX: Tollway Agency Under Review if Performing Function 

TX: Atty Gen's Office Violating Civil Rights in Medicaid Investigations

USVI: Inspector General investigating $100,000 contract extension 

UT: Social Media Undermines Legislature Attempt to Reduce Transparency 

UT: Governor's Staffer Arrested for Child Abuse 

UT: Kearns High School Spends $1 Million on iPod Touches for Students 

UT: Govt Fraud Alleged in Medicaid Cases 

VT: Judge accused of shoplifting 

VA: Judges order police chief to remove US flag display 

VA: 15,000 duplicate voters to remain on rolls 

VA: Inmate on the run after judge allows her to temporarily leave prison for an abortion 

VA: Police jail college students for buying bottled water 

VA: Radford University criminal justice professor arrested three times in one month 

VA: Court Upholds Governor's Right to Rescind Transfer Order for German Inmate 

VA: White Dem Congressman Pronounces Black GOP 'Not Representative' of Blacks 

VA: Number of Virginians on Food Stamps Soars 

VA: Legislators Attempt to Block Investigation into Fraudulent Use of State Money by University Academics 

VT: Governor admits single-payer health proposal unaffordable 

WA: GAO: Fraud & mismanagement risk at Hanford nuclear facility 

WA: University spent grant money on disallowed items including gifts 

WA: Judge refuses to recuse himself in clear conflict-of-interest case 

WA: Governor in midst of 'lying whore' kerfuffle 

WA: State Pays Millions in Fines for Violating Public Records Law 

WA: Director of Social Services Resigns After Massive Fraud Uncovered 

WV: State fleet exceeds 8,300 licensed vehicles, trailers 

WV: Judge arrested for trying to frame ex-lover's husband 

WV: State Workers Implicated in Corruption Probe 

WI: University official believes shoplifting is not a crime 

WI: Special prosecutor backtracks and now admits Walker is not the target of a criminal investigation 

WI: Taxpayers foot the bill for $5,000 in bureaucrats Netflix subscriptions 

WI: State Agency Urges People to Register for Election without Proving Residency 

WI: Judge Rules Voter ID Law Poses 'Substantial Burden' on Voters 

WI: Counties Fail to Meet Standards in Abuse Investigations 

WI: 29 Judges Sign Walker Recall Petition Run Afoul of Judicial Conduct Rules? 

WI: Dem Party Opposed to Voter ID But Supports ID in Governor Recall Effort 

WI: Election Officials Will Accept 'Mickey Mouse' and 'Adolf Hitler' on Recall Petitions 

WI: School Mascot Names Deemed Offensive are Banned  

WI: State Investigating Doctors Who Wrote Fake Sick Notes for Union Protestors WI: Mysterious Ballots Boost Kloppenberg Total 

WI: Public Union Member Sends Death Threats to GOP Lawmakers  WI: Video of Union Mob Overrunning Police, Storming State Capital Building 

WI: 'Emeritus' Program Pays Retired Teachers One-Year Salary for 30 Days of Work 

WI: Video: Doctor Handing Out Fraudulent 'Sick Notes' to Union Protesters 

WI: Public Sector Unions Spend Taxpayer Money on Campaigns 

WI: Dem Lawmakers Engineer Jailed Lawmaker's Release to Gain Votes in Lame Duck Session 

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AL: Alabama Right to Know
AL: Brentwood Watchdog
AL: Alabama Political Watchdog
AK: Alaska Policy Forum
AK: Alaska Watchdog
AK: Juneau Watchdog
AZ: Arizona Central Watchdog
AZ: Arizona Prison Watch
AZ: Arizona Public Interest Research Group
AZ: Goldwater Institute
CA: California Public Interest Research Group
CA: Cal Watchdog
CA: California Watch
CA: MapLight - California
CO: Adolph Coors Foundation
CO: Colorado Ethics Watch
CO: Colorado Public Interest Research Group
CT: Connecticut Watchdog
CT: New Haven Citizens Action Network
CT: Connecticut Public Research Group
FL: Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
FL: Florida Public Interest Research Group
FL: Foundation for Florida's Future
FL: James Madison Institute
FL: Watchdog Florida Today
GA: Georgia Public Interest Research Group
GA: Georgia Watchdog
HI: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
ID: Idaho Freedom Foundation
ID: Idaho Watchdog
IL: Illinois Public Interest Research Group
IN: Indiana Public Interest Research Group
IN: Watchdog Indiana
IA: Iowans for Tax Relief
IA: Iowa Public Interest Research Group
KS: Kansas Watchdog
KY: Bluegrass Institute
KY: Kentucky Open Government
KY: Oldham County Watchdog
LA: Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana
MA: Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group
MD: Maryland Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
MD: Maryland Public Interest Research Group
ME: Maine Watchdog
ME: Pinetree Watchdog
ME: Watchdog-Maine
ME: Watchdog 151
MI: Mackinac Center for Public Policy
MI: Michigan Watchdog
MI: Public Interest Research Group in Michigan
MN: Minnesota Majority
MN: Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
MN: The Minnesota Watchdog
MN: Watchdog News
MO: Missouri Education Watchdog
MO: Missouri Public Interest Research Group
MO: Missouri Watchdog
MO: Show-Me Institute
MT: Montana Public Interest Research Group
MT: Montana Watchdog
NE: Nebraska Watchdog
NV: Citizen Outreach
NV: Nevada Policy Research Institute
NV: Transparent Nevada
NH: Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers
NH: Free State Project
NH: Goffstown Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility
NH: Goffstown Watchdog
NH: Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
NH: New Hampshire Watchdog
NH: Rochester Concerned Taxpayers
NJ: New Jersey Public Interest Research Group
NJ: New Jersey Watchdog
NJ: Union County Watchdog Association
NM: New Mexico Watchdog
NM: New Mexico Public Interest Research Group
NM: Rio Grande Foundation
NC: John Locke Foundation
NC: North Carolina Public Interest Research Group
NC: Patriot Watchdog
NY: New York Public Interest Research Group
OH: Buckeye Institute
OH: Ohio Public Interest Research Group
OH: Ohio Watchdog
OK: Oklahoma Watchdog
OR: Cascade Policy Institute
OR: Commonsense for Oregon
OR: Oregon State Public Interest Research Group
OR: Oregon Tax News
OR: Oregon Watchdog
PA: Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group
RI: Exeter Watchdog
RI: Operation Clean Government
RI: Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group
RI: Rhode Island Statewide Coalition
TN: Beacon Center
TN: Tennessee Center for Policy Research
TN: Tennessee Government Watch
TN: Tennessee Watchdog
TX: Texas Public Interest Research Group
TX: Texas Public Policy Foundation
TX: Texas Watchdog
UT: Utah Taxpayers Association
VT: Vermont Public Interest Research Group
VA: Old Dominion Watchdog
WA: Washington Public Interest Research Group
WA: Washington Watchdog
WV: West Virginia Watchdog
WI: MapLight - Wisconsin
WI: Media Trackers
WI: Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
WI: Watchdog Milwaukee
WI: Wisconsin Watch
WY: Wyoming Watchdogs