Tennessee school official accused of taking kickbacks from past employer

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Crockett County’s former school technology director allegedly took kickbacks in exchange for steering more than $1 million in school business to his former private sector employer, according to a Tennessee Comptroller’s audit released Wednesday.

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Pennsylvania labor union leaders blast 401(k) plans they offer their own staff

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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It’s a classic case of “do as I say, not as I do” as union leaders blast 401(k) plans they offer their own staffs.

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New website aims to spur voting in Ohio judicial races

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Sponsors of a new website hope more information about judges, and Ohio courts in general, will result in more ballots cast in Ohio judicial races.

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IRS rakes in $114 million from sale of seized taxpayer assets

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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If there’s anything you take away from this story, make sure it is this: The Internal Revenue Service from 2011 through 2014 took in about $114 million in proceeds from the sale of seized taxpayer assets.

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Pennsylvania AG’s use of outside law firms draws scrutiny

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some believe outside law firms hired by the Attorney General’s Office are nothing but hired guns trying to extract profits from business.

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Money grab? Tennessee town increased tourist tax for no specific purpose

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Anybody traveling through Columbia, Tenn. now pays a whopping 20 percent hotel tax, and the local politicians responsible for this evidently never had a specific plan for what to do with all that extra money.

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