A private company is operating many of Virginia’s thoroughfares, but that doesn’t mean it can charge drivers thousands of dollars in unexpected fines and penalties.Read More →
It’s like winning the lottery without buying a ticket. But, odds are, you may never see the payout.
The Minnesota Commerce Department holds a $650 million jackpot of unclaimed property — mainly lost funds held by the state — waiting for tens of thousands of Minnesotans to redeem.
It’s not the government’s money. State law requires the unclaimed cash to be kept in perpetuity for the rightful owner. The state contracts with the Missing Money website to connect people with their unclaimed money, but few Minnesotans hear about it.Read More →
Add an election that could cost in the millions to the taxpayer tab from Aaron Schock’s fall from grace.Read More →
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his failure to report any of his $95,000 annual entertainment allowance on tax returns, arguing the money isn’t income because he has accounted for it. Just don’t ask him to make those records available to the public.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As Illinois schools look to absorb a $150 million budget cut, local districts are asking for two things: flexibility and a break from state mandates.
“I personally wish they would just stop throwing things at school districts,” El Paso-Gridley Superintendent Mike Lindy said.
Lindy’s schools, and the nearly 900 other school districts […]