The Interior Department will publicly list attorneys’ fees paid out, often to environmental activist groups, for legal settlements, according to a recent memo from Principal Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani.
What started as a grant program to help poor students and those with special needs has morphed into a massive entitlement offering meals to 30 million students every year — equivalent to nearly 55 percent of all children enrolled in public and private schools.
The federal government should not be in the business of accruing more land, nor should it be spending taxpayer dollars on projects that are local in nature, such as golf courses and Little League baseball fields.
Many American households have become increasingly susceptible to our federal government’s decision to subsidize mixing gasoline with ethanol, a corn based biofuel. Vermont households became particularly susceptible after Montpelier passed a law requiring new tanks for gas stations by 2018.
The results of the tests showed that the TSA screeners failed to detect weapons, drugs, and explosives almost 80 percent of the time. While the exact failure rate is classified, multiple sources indicate it is greater than 70 percent.
The head of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Service says the troubled and clogged process to grant security clearances has led to criminals receiving access to classified information.
The IRS is warning tax professionals that email-based phishing scams are putting their business and client data at risk, but a tax preparer in Vermont says the IRS is to blame.
Mayor Miro Weinberger has bucked a transparent process for deciding who will purchase Burlington Telecom, but individuals close to the situation disagree on whether that’s good for taxpayers, who are on the hook for millions of wasted dollars.
Affordable housing borrowers in Vermont aren’t being expected to pay back loans, but that arrangement raises questions about IRS definitions of a bona fide loan in low-income tax credit projects.
The Agency of Natural Resources has fined two salvage companies in the past two months for failing to keep up with state permitting and environmental regulations. Fines on the small local businesses total just shy of $35,000 in combined penalties.
The Vorstevelds are facing a potential million-dollar environmental fine and court appearance after more than two dozen neighbors complained about the clearing of 2,000 trees and brush from the family’s own property.