Transparency missing in Arizona's legislature

By Kathleen Ingley and Maureen West

Mystery budgeting and 'striker' bills cut public from the process.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney":

"… rack as a Stealth bomber, even for many Capitol regulars.A bill focused on attorney’s fees turned into a controversial measure about abortion. Other bills c …"

"… ban resurfaced word-for-word under another bill number — a measure about attorney’s fees — that had already passed the House and was in the Senate Judic …"

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The House has defeated an effort to cut funds aimed at repairing decaying schools on military bases

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

Excerpts from this story referencing "F-22":

"… g, where he led an early effort to eliminate funding for the Air Force’s F-22 jet and shepherded increasingly controversial spending for the war in Iraq …"

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… robe involving seven members of the defense appropriations subcommittee. A Center for Public Integrity report, The Murtha Method, found that Young requested earmarks for compani …"

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Everyone — except appropriators — agree no more C-17s needed in budget

By Nick Schwellenbach

Bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate committees with the most expertise on military affairs oppose buying more Boeing-built C-17 cargo

Excerpts from this story referencing "C-17s":

"… n the Pentagon and Air Force say the U.S. military doesn’t need any more C-17s, which cost more than $250 million apiece.However, over four years, Congre …"

"… d money to the Defense Department’s budget for a total of 43 unrequested C-17s. What gives? Simply put: The powerful House and Senate appropriations comm …"

"… agon has more airlift capacity than it needs with an existing fleet of 223 C-17s plus 111 older but larger C-5 aircraft. Modernizing the aging C-5s was mor …"

"… nizing the aging C-5s was more cost-effective than replacing them with new C-17s, they said.“A modernized C-5 carries twice as much and flies twice as fa …"