By Curt Olson | The Nerve
The South Carolina Senate this week refused to reverse its long-held tradition of funneling millions of tax dollars to nonprofit groups, despite an attempt by one senator to end the practice.
During floor debate on the state budget for next fiscal year, which starts July 1, Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, unsuccessfully [...]
By Audrey Spalding | Mackinac Center
The financial challenges faced in the Buena Vista and Pontiac school districts have been a hot topic for many weeks now, with several commenters trying to use these districts’ issues to make a case for giving schools more money.
But school districts do not simply find themselves one day without any cash on hand. [...]
By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
The Internal Revenue Service is in the news because of a growing scandal where it admitted targeting conservative non-profit groups and generally making their lives difficult.
That led me to think about my own experiences trying to start a conservative non-profit in which the IRS delayed approving my application. I was dismayed because I had [...]
By Grant Bosse | New Hampshire Watchdog
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen twice urged the Internal Revenue Service to investigate politically-active groups seeking tax-exempt status, even as the IRS was two years into an operation illegally targeting conservative organizations.
The New Hampshire Democrat first joined six Senate colleagues in a February 16, 2012 letter to then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, urging [...]
By Meg Tully | Maryland Reporter
Some Maryland state government workers more than doubled their salaries with overtime payments in 2012, and more than 3,300 topped $10,000 in overtime payments.
Maryland Reporter analyzed overtime payments in a database from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office as part of its third annual state government salaries series.
Government workers who got paid overtime [...]