IRS decides Iowan is not authorized to speak on his own behalf

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

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The IRS has informed Jason Dinesen he’s not authorized to speak on his own behalf.

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MSNBC: Iowa’s Bruce Braley ‘a terrible candidate’

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Iowa, Video 1  /  No Comments

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Iowa city to pay thousands to be a ‘community of distinction’

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

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Wapello is going to spend thousands to appear on an infomercial produced by a company whose CEO has been accused of defrauding clients in the past.

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Ending special tax privileges could save families thousands

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

photo by Alan Cleaver via flickr commons

By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog
DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeremy Horpedahl knows most people find the tax code to be complicated, boring and hard to understand.
He also knows the tax code is so complicated because it is boring and hard to understand.
“Most people don’t have the time or interest to examine the issues. That make […]

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Feds have no idea the extent of SNAP fraud, says Iowa official

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is sure the U.S. Department of Agriculture is doing a great job fighting fraud committed by people receiving benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Wendy Dishman disagrees.
Dishman is the administrator of the Investigative Division of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, […]

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Politics let student-visa abusers go unchecked

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  California, Congress, Immigration, Iowa, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: Sen. Chuck Grassley wants to tighten up America's loose student-visa program.

By Kenric Ward |
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Responding to’s report that the U.S. has lost track of 58,000 foreign students holding expired visas, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley proposed legislation to tighten security.
But, once again, partisan politics stand in the way.
Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Student Visa Integrity Act to help reduce fraud and abuse in the Student […]

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