Progressive Cities are Raising Their Labor Standards, but Conservative State Legislatures Are Preempting Them

Editor’s Note: Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has engaged in preemption efforts to try to prevent paid overtime in Philadelphia, and has also tried to prevent municipalities from enacting gun safety ordinances. From the Economic Policy Institute (http://www.epi.org/): August 28, 2017 A new … Continued

Social Media Manager—Project on Government Oversight

Founded in 1981, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Description We … Continued

Lawmakers Question Interior Secretary Over Whistleblower Reassignment

Posted at http://www.pogo.org/blog/2017/08/lawmakers-question-interior-secretary.html August 17, 2017 Joel Clement, a whistleblower who until recently served as director of the Interior Department’s Office of Policy Analysis. (Photo provided by Wilkenfeld Law) Bringing further attention to one of the most high-profile whistleblower cases to arise … Continued

End To Limits Placed On Congressional Oversight?

Posted at http://www.pogo.org/blog/2017/07/end-to-limits-placed-on-congressional-oversight.html July 28, 2017 (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) A new and dangerous assertion by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) regarding the duty of agencies in responding to Congress may be coming to an end. Senate Judiciary Chairman … Continued