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The WasteWatcher

Legal Services Nonprofit Wastes Tax Dollars

Free legal help is getting more expensive for taxpayers and much of the money is going to waste. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which received $330.8 million in fiscal 2006, distributes money to 138 local nonprofit legal aid organizations...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2006
The WasteWatcher

Newark Mayor Takes Taxpayers for a Ride

With a salary of $186,000, one would think that the mayor of Newark would have no need for taxpayers to pay for his vacations.  Think again.  Even though former mayor Sharpe James had an annual travel expense budget of $25,000, he is currently under...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2006
The WasteWatcher

The Rail Subsidy That Could

Parents and children alike are familiar with the story, “The Little Engine That Could.”  Through perseverance and sheer determination, a small train engine pulled a train over a steep mountain even with the odds stacked against it and when other...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW Urges Senate to Pass Line Item Veto

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

Curtis Kalin September 26, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW Names 171 Representatives Who Voted Against Earmark Reform Porkers of the Month

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin September 14, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW to Senate: Pass Spending Transparency Bill

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin September 5, 2006
The WasteWatcher

A Little Rain, A Lot of Waste in Florida

How can a tempest that failed to arrive cost taxpayers $17 million?  That is the estimated price of the impact of Hurricane Ernesto on South Florida.  If you thought, as I had, that Ernesto struck the United States farther north and hardly affected...

Leslie Paige August 31, 2006
The WasteWatcher

Spending Database is a Big Victory for Taxpayers

On September 18, Congress finally passed S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.  But this victory for taxpayers was not won without controversy and confronting shenanigans caused by spendthrift porkers in the...

Elizabeth Wright August 31, 2006
The WasteWatcher

USPS Chief Living Large

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is fond of describing itself as a business, on par with some Fortune 100 companies.  However, a recent investigation by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) into allegations of misconduct of one of its...

Leslie Paige August 31, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW Cheers Fall of Porker Murkowski

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin August 22, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW Praises Court Decision in Favor of Yucca Mountain Waste Site

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Finnigan

Curtis Kalin August 8, 2006
Press Release

CCAGW Pushes Defense Amendments

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin August 2, 2006

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