Tag: government agencies

Valley State Rep. To Introduce Legislation Barring Municipalities from Hiding Tax-Funded Expenditures Amid McAllen’s Enrique Iglesias Controversy

A proposed law to prevent state government agencies from keeping expenses secret from taxpayers is in the works. Terry Canales’ proposal comes after the apparent secrecy behind McAllen’s Christmas festival expenses made with taxpayer money– which remains undisclosed. The proposed law comes after a late night Twitter rant from the state representative, over the weekend. He says, “It’s disturbing to me that the city of McAllen who has always been a leader in transparency, who has always been at the forefront and front right with its constituents will have taken a road that to me is a road of...

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Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet. While the link between ovarian cancer and talc is a matter of scientific dispute, a St. Louis jury Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota survivor of the disease. In February, another St. Louis jury awarded $72 million...

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