Teachers union boss loses 40,000 members, gets a raise

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members.

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Double-deck buses for Arlington after streetcars fail?

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Local Government, National, Nevada, News, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments

DOUBLE CAPACITY: "The Deuce," one of Las Vegas' fleet of double-decker buses rolls down the Strip, clearing pedestrian bridges with ease.

As die-hard streetcar pushers try to get their derailed project back on track politically, others are moving on with a proposal to bring double-decker buses to Arlington.

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Is Orwell’s 1984 coming to Rhode Island?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration, National, News, Power Abuse, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

Rhode Island: The first state to live in futuristic Epcot-style communities?

An Obama plan to move low-income and minority residents into government-funded “growth centers” has hit a snag in Rhode Island, first in seeking to enact such a statewide plan.

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Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

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Inmates and their accomplices filed $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service’s auditor.

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Business-bashing telecom union boss takes mandatory dues

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

Photo: National People's Action, via YouTube

Communications Workers of America president Larry Cohen takes mandatory fees from over 40,000 workers who don’t want to join his union.

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VA woman admits $7.2 million child-credit tax scam

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

IRS GIVEAWAYS: J. Russell George, Treasury inspector general for tax administration, says the IRS is issuing billions of dollars in credits to illegal immigrants and others.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
More than a year after Watchdog reported the IRS sent thousands refunds to the tiny town of Parksley, Va., a woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud.
Linda Avila admitted to obtaining more than $7.2 million in refunds by exploiting the federal government’s child tax credit program.
Avila filed more […]

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