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March 18, 2015

By Mia Steinle

Interior Secretary Highlights Need for Coal Royalty Reform



Coal Mine The federal government needs to improve the way it manages coal on public lands, according to Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 18, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Who Are the Biggest Corporate Welfare Moochers?



Government Accountability Who are Uncle Sam's favorite corporations? Find out with a free online database that tracks government subsidies and other financial support.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 16, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Anti-Low Road Contracting Rule Coming Soon



Contract Oversight The White House will soon issue a proposed rule for implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The order will save money and protect millions of workers, but it faces strong opposition from contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency



White House This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

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Topics: Open Government

March 16, 2015

By Andre Francisco

VA Executive May Have Directed IG to Smear Employee



Veterans Affairs Seal The Inspectors General of the Treasury Department and the Veterans Affairs Department are battling it out over whether the VA IG retaliated against a former employee by issuing a report alleging the employee engaged in serious misconduct.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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