Topic: Government Spending

News Roundup: Demands for Accountability in Fake-Electors Plot

January 21, 2022
The brazen scheme to subvert the 2020 vote by having pro-Trump electors submit false electoral certificates — which American Oversight obtained through FOIA — has heightened demands for accountability.

American Oversight Obtains Records Revealing Increases in Wisconsin Election Investigation’s December Expenses

January 18, 2022
From September to December 2021, salary expenditures nearly doubled in Michael Gableman’s partisan election investigation, which has extended into the new year.

News Roundup: A Coordinated Coup Attempt

January 14, 2022
We’ve written a lot about the Big Lie’s evolution — from fear-mongering about voter fraud to the attempts to subvert the 2020 election, to the ongoing partisan election reviews — and the network of activists who have been keeping this anti-democratic movement alive.

Records Request to Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Vos and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission for Statements of Economic Interest

January 5, 2022
Public records request to Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission seeking statements of economic interest submitted by Vos or his office.

Records Request to Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Vos for Reimbursement Records

January 5, 2022
Public records request to Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and the Wisconsin Assembly seeking expense and reimbursement records for travel and dining submitted by Vos or his office.

News Roundup: Robin Vos and Michael Gableman’s Partisan Investigation

December 3, 2021
Wisconsin’s partisan election investigation got a dose of public accountability this week.

New Records Detail South Dakota Gov. Noem’s Taxpayer Spending on Furnishings for Governor’s Mansion

November 30, 2021
According to the documents obtained by American Oversight, the South Dakota governor spent nearly $60,000 on rugs, furniture, chandeliers, and other decor.

Records Request to Multiple Texas State Agencies Seeking Emails Related to Trip to the U.S.–Mexico Border

November 3, 2021
Records request to multiple Texas agencies seeking email communications and cost records for state officials' trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Records Request to Florida Office of the Governor Regarding Reimbursements for Out-of-State Travel

October 18, 2021
Public records request to Florida Governor's Office asking seeking records reflecting costs associated with out-of-state travel undertaken by Gov. Ron DeSantis and his staff, including costs incurred by staff or family members traveling with the governor.

South Dakota Office of the Governor Records Concerning Renovation Expenses

October 8, 2021
Records from the South Dakota Governor's Office in response to American Oversight's request for records related to any office renovations by Gov. Kristi Noem.