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WICS NewsChannel 20 :: Waste Watch

How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

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National Video Stories

Mad Rush To Spend Taxpayer Money
Army Can't Track Spending On A System Designed To Track Spending
Did The U.S. Need A New Military Facility?
How About A Bowl Of Pork To Go With A Plate Of Defense
How Will Hurricane Tax Dollars Be Spent This Time?
Lunch On Taxpayers
A Fishy Federal Program
Should Taxpayers Pay For All Research Studies?
Charitable Misgiving
Taxpayer Subsidized Plane Rides
Tax Breaks For Oil And Gas Companies
DOE Giving Away Money
Federal Building Makeovers
More Food Stamps, Fewer Women Working Full Time
The Top Taxpayer Flops, Follies, & Fiascoes
Stimulus Spending Goes To The Dogs
Federal Employees Fly First Class
A Movie Ending That Only Hollywood Loves
Farm Bill More Pork, Less Beef
Lunch On Taxpayers
The Waste Between The Lines
U.S. Spends Billions Helping Foreign Countries Fight Climate Change
The Wastebook
Health and Human Services Wastes Millions on Cancer Drug
Waste In Washington
Your Tax Dollars Used for Big Screen Televisions, Jewelry, Art, and More
Tracking Your Tax Dollars
How Much Fraud is Connected to Social Security Disability Benefits?
Surgery often covered by Medicare is raising eyebrows
Are Maryland Lawmakers Taking Vacations on Your Dime?
Is playing the Powerball a bad bet?
Foreign Research Projects: What do Taxpayers get?
What did Taxpayers get for $50 million?
Big Government
IRS Conferences
Disability Nation
Teaching Fish how to Survive
Teaching Poetry to Prisoners
Do We Still Need DHS?
Free Phones
Feds and Meds
Pole Dancing
Payday Loans
The Cost of Amnesty
Making Tough Cuts
The Business Reality of Obamacare
Federal Government Duplication
Taxpayers Pay for Nothing
Abusing a Federal Program
Medicaid Mess
Victims of Government
Taxpayers Bail Out Carnival
Congress is Still Flying the World Over
The Show Goes on at the White House, Despite Sequester
The Cost of Redundacy
A Long Wait for Veterans
Presidents Cost Millions
Graphic Federal Ad Campaign to get People to Stop Smoking
Tax Liens Could Doom Federal Workers
The IRS Star Trek Spoof
Golf but no Tours
How Taxes Mold a State
Congress and Pay
The Rich and Taxes
Immigration Reform
Job Training
Missed Taxes
Congressional Perks
Tracking Federal Money
The 112th Congress
Good Deal or Dud for Taxpayers?
Some Lawmakers are Addicted to Tobacco Cessation Money
Loan a Drone
Sen. Coburn Says Yes to Tax Hikes
Spending at the Department of Homeland Security
Waste at the Pentagon
Sandy Relief
Utility Waste
Fiscal Cliff
Mortgage Interest Deduction
Fourth Major 'Green' Company Files for Bankruptcy Under the Obama Administration
The Waste Book
Tank Spending
Medicare Fraud, Waste & Abuse
Fiscal Cliff
Romney Remarks Backlash
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency Funds a Newspaper
Production Halted on the Chevy Volt
Senator Tom Coburn Talks About Waste at the Congressional Level
Federal Pay Freeze Extended
Making Money Off a Storm
Political Ads or the Official Business of the White House?
A Federal Program Designed to Help Disabled Veterans Grow Small Businesses Handed Out Tens of Millions of Dollars to Everyone but Disabled Veterans
The Food Stamp Program Costs Taxpayers About $80 Billion a Year and Critics Say a Large Percentage of that is Tied to Waste, Fraud and Abuse
GSA Caught on Another Spending Spree
How Much Did that Rap Video Cost You?
Taxpayers Shell out Millions for the House and Senate
Do Lawmakers Spend too Much Time and Money on Resolutions?
Congress Spends Millions on Printing Costs
Senate Dems Spend Millions Debating Bill That Won't Pass
Fisker Gets $200 Million Grant But Produces No Cars
Congress Spending Thousands of Dollars Every Month on Bottled Water
Congress Spending Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars on Calendars
Lawmaker Call For End of Free Cell Phone Program
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