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CAGW Releases June 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 15, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Hailing for Change: Medallions vs. the Marketplace

In the digital age, the monetization of personal assets has become a new phenomenon.  Whether it is renting out the spare bedroom in your house through Airbnb, using your personal vehicle to earn money by transporting people via Uber or Lyft, or even booking a luxury private jet at a fraction of the cost through JetSmarter.

In Jeopardy: Shuster’s Loftier Vision for Air Traffic Control Modernization

In today’s early edition of “Morning Consult,” an online digest of relevant public policy activities in the nation’s capital, the journal highlighted the disparities between the Senate and House versions of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  In April, the Senate passed their version overwhelmingly (95-3), while the House bill (approved by the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee) has not made it to the floor yet.

CAGW Releases 2016 Congressional Pig Book

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 13, 2016  

Schatz: “Earmarks are making an unwelcome comeback”

Letter Opposing Maryland's Purple Line

The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan  

Governor of Maryland 

100 State Circle 

Annapolis, Maryland 21401   

 

The Honorable Peter V.R. Franchot  

Comptroller of Maryland 

80 Calvert Street 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404   

 

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp 

Maryland State Treasurer 

80 Calvert Street 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 

 

Dear Governor Hogan, Comptroller Franchot, and Treasurer Kopp,

CAGW Releases February 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 18, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its February WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its February edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Flying High(er): Much-Needed Aviation Infrastructure Reform on the Horizon

Thanks to some thoughtful leadership on Capitol Hill, the skies could soon get a little friendlier for the travelling public and taxpayers, if innovations envisioned for the aviation industry come to fruition as the result of legislation being considered over the next several weeks.  On February 3, 2016, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) introduced H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.  The current authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expires on March 31.

CAGW Releases December 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 18, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its December WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its December edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

From Boondoggle to Bailout: Governor Hogan's Wrong Turn on the Purple Line

The March 2015 edition of WasteWatcher included an article about local transit projects, “Transportation Boondoggles:  Streetcars and Other Things Lacking Desire.”  One of the culprits was the proposed Purple Line, a bait-and-switch,* multi-billion dollar, 16-mile light-rail line connecting New Carrollton and Bethesda, two Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

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CAGW Names New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio September 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor de Blasio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a bill into law that would halt the ride-sharing revolution in New York City.