IRS dragging feet in release of interstate migration data

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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By Scott Reeder | Illinois News Service
SPRRINGFIELD — The Internal Revenue Service is dragging its feet releasing data on migration of people — and their income — between states.
In the past, it has taken one to two years for the IRS to prepare and release migration information, but now it will take three years, said [...]

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Still no word why Albuquerque school boss received a $350,000 settlement

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Education, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Winston Brooks resigned as the head of the Albuquerque Public Schools and received a $350,000 buyout. But taxpayers have not been told why he’s leaving.

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School district blasted for adding $85,000 administrative position

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Redundant, wasteful and ridiculous are a few of the ways current and former school board members are describing the creation of a new administrative position within Liberal USD 480.

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Polling places will remain in Wisconsin town’s schools

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Elections, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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As far as the Greendale Village Board of Trustees is concerned, the fat lady has sung.

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Washington state Supreme Court will decide future of charter schools

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Education, News, Washington  /  No Comments

FIRST PLACE: Since the school became a charter school, First Place can enroll more students and expand its services for adults.

By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
Washington state’s Supreme Court will determine whether charter schools will be allowed in the state. Hearing are expected to begin in October.
The charter school law, approved by Washington state voters in 2012, allows for about 40 charter schools to open during the next five years. This fall, First Place, already serving families [...]

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Harrisburg treasurer charged with theft

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Abuse of power, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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For more than four decades, the Historic Harrisburg Association has been working to revitalize the state capital in the wake of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Agnes wrought in 1972.

Over the past year, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, the nonprofit was helping out on a much more personal level, and in a way that was unbeknownst to its board until this summer.

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