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Boston Globe
Teachers, students and parents protest budget cuts in Boston Public Schools budgetfor all students, not just a few.” Maloney said he was concerned that students
Teachers, students and parents protest budget cuts in Boston Public Schools budget
Boston Globe / Posted 3 hours ago
for all students, not just a few.” Maloney said he was concerned that students in district schools are being deprived as taxpayer dollars are diverted to charter schools. “It’s sad when it does come down to money,” he said. “Here we are, the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Group should stay out of lawsuitstay out of lawsuit Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I tak
Group should stay out of lawsuit
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 7 hours ago
stay out of lawsuit Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I take great offense to the Disability Advocacy Alliance trying to find equal footing at taxpayer expense to Disability Rights Ohio’s class-action lawsuit (“Group fears... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville panel halts mural plans on private building amid public art initiativeMuseum of Art. Committee members instead decided to wait until they had either
Knoxville panel halts mural plans on private building amid public art initiative
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
Museum of Art. Committee members instead decided to wait until they had either a document or policy that would protect taxpayer-funded art projects on private property. The move came less than a week after Leigh Burch III, who bought the... Read more
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The Telegraph
The future is uncertainby challenges at every turn. The next big challenge, which is looming out of th
The future is uncertain
The Telegraph / Posted 17 hours ago
by challenges at every turn. The next big challenge, which is looming out of the unpredictable for the National Democratic Alliance government, is Afghanistan. Unlike most other foreign-policy challenges for Modi since May 2014, what makes the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
The Hoosier Day of Reckoning is nighworded letters instead of tweets. Before heading to Cali to boost for Florida's
The Hoosier Day of Reckoning is nigh
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
worded letters instead of tweets. Before heading to Cali to boost for Florida's business-friendly environs, Scott used taxpayer money to pay for radio commercials ripping into California for passing a $15 per hour minimum wage. On Monday, Brown... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
"Tax filing simplification act" and return-free filingthe Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-o
"Tax filing simplification act" and return-free filing
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted yesterday
the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-online tax preparation service and allow taxpayers downloadable access to third-party information (such as W-2 forms from employers). In essence, this allows... Read more
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Philly.com
'Running on fumes,' Atlantic City avoids defaulttaxes just before his news conference. The total expected would have been $60
'Running on fumes,' Atlantic City avoids default
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
taxes just before his news conference. The total expected would have been $60 million, but the Borgata, the city's largest taxpayer, notified the city it will not make its $7 million payment because of a court dispute about tax appeal settlements.... Read more
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Ipswich Star
How do public sector bosses in Suffolk and Essex justify multimillion pound pay-outs?series on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packag
How do public sector bosses in Suffolk and Essex justify multimillion pound pay-outs?
Ipswich Star / Posted yesterday
series on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packages have been handed out, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds, over a five-year period. This has led one union boss to slam the “financial merry-go-round”,... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Trade union duties cost Shropshire and Telford councils more than £750,000 « Shropshire StarThe figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, were branded “aston
Trade union duties cost Shropshire and Telford councils more than £750,000 « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, were branded “astonishing” by the Taxpayers’ Alliance, saying it was unreasonable for the general public to subsidise unions in that way. The figures show that Telford & Wrekin Council gave... Read more
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Daily Star
Cops cost the taxpayer £170k on wrong panda fuelSHAMEFUL: Nearly £170k of taxpayer money went to filling up patrol cars with th
Cops cost the taxpayer £170k on wrong panda fuel
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
SHAMEFUL: Nearly £170k of taxpayer money went to filling up patrol cars with the wrong fuel Despite warning signs on fuel caps, Met officers managed to put diesel into petrol vehicles, or vice versa, 526 times in the past five years. The blunders... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Private flood insurance support bill now in Senate handssupported by Republicans and Democrats and by a broad coalition of environmenta
Private flood insurance support bill now in Senate hands
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
supported by Republicans and Democrats and by a broad coalition of environmental organizations, insurance lobbying groups, taxpayer groups and real estate interests. If enacted, it would clear the way for lenders to accept private flood insurance... Read more
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The Hindu
Arms and the middlemanof defence deals, the CBI filed several FIRs pertaining to procurements. Over
Arms and the middleman
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
of defence deals, the CBI filed several FIRs pertaining to procurements. Over the tenure of the United Progressive Alliance government from 2004 to 2014, there was a distinct change in the pattern of defence corruption and manipulations.... Read more
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express
Fury at £8.6m a year child benefit bill for big familiesat £8.6m a year child benefit bill for big families A growing number of famili
Fury at £8.6m a year child benefit bill for big families
express / Posted yesterday
at £8.6m a year child benefit bill for big families A growing number of families with nine or more children cost British taxpayers £8.6million a year in benefits, official figures have revealed. Pregnant Cheryl Prudham, pictured as a mum of 11... Read more
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Business Standard India
Rathin Roy: Sustainability hurdles & opportunitieson a huge expansion in renewable energy production and providing global leaders
Rathin Roy: Sustainability hurdles & opportunities
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
on a huge expansion in renewable energy production and providing global leadership through the International Solar Alliance. It argues that while the West is fixated on prudential measures that restrict financial flows in the name of... Read more
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Philly.com
Will Atlantic City become first NJ town to default since the 1930s?has refused the city a bridge loan. New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto
Will Atlantic City become first NJ town to default since the 1930s?
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
has refused the city a bridge loan. New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat who has forged an alliance with city elected officials resisting a full state takeover, has scheduled a vote for Thursday on a compromise bill... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Revealed: The millions spent on public sector redundancy payments in the region, the hospitals where £100,000-plus earners have soared and the six-figure sum payouts for managers leaving their rolesseries on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packag
Revealed: The millions spent on public sector redundancy payments in the region, the hospitals where £100,000-plus earners have soared and the six-figure sum payouts for managers leaving their roles
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
series on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packages have been handed out, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds, in a five-year period. This has led one union boss to slam the ‘financial merry-go-round’,... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Revealed: The millions spent on public sector redundancy payments in the region, the hospitals where £100,000-plus earners have soared and the six-figure sum payouts for managers leaving their rolesseries on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packag
Revealed: The millions spent on public sector redundancy payments in the region, the hospitals where £100,000-plus earners have soared and the six-figure sum payouts for managers leaving their roles
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 2 days ago
series on public sector pay can reveal that dozens of £100,000-plus exit packages have been handed out, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds, in a five-year period. This has led one union boss to slam the ‘financial merry-go-round’,... Read more
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The Jewish Press
US Investment in – NOT Foreign Aid to – Israelrelationship, the US-Israel connection has evolved into an exceptionally produc
US Investment in – NOT Foreign Aid to – Israel
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
relationship, the US-Israel connection has evolved into an exceptionally productive two-way-street, mutually-beneficial alliance. The US is the senior partner, and Israel the junior partner, in a win-win, geo-strategic partnership, which... Read more
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NBC News
Meet the Press - May 1, 2016Clinton on Planned Parenthood, because he agrees with her. They both say it's t
Meet the Press - May 1, 2016
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
Clinton on Planned Parenthood, because he agrees with her. They both say it's terrific and-- and that it should keep taxpayer funding. CHUCK TODD: Alright, I gotta ask you about-- I know you've heard him before, but I gotta play 'em for... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
School voucher issue heats up, opponents head to courtthe nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship
School voucher issue heats up, opponents head to court
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
the nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. The Washington, D.C.-based Black Alliance for Educational Options and its Latino counterpart are responsible for placing the ads, Kirtley said. Step Up for... Read more
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The Post-Journal
DEC Announces $80,000 Grant To Chautauqua Watershed Conservancypriority open space areas important for community health, tourism and regional
DEC Announces $80,000 Grant To Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
The Post-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
priority open space areas important for community health, tourism and regional economic development. The Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with the DEC. "We are delighted to receive this... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Why Can't the Government Provide Your Tax Data?the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-o
Why Can't the Government Provide Your Tax Data?
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-online tax preparation service and allow taxpayers downloadable access to third-party information (such as W-2 forms from employers). In essence, this allows... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Why Can't the Government Provide Your Tax Data?the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-o
Why Can't the Government Provide Your Tax Data?
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to require the IRS to set up a free-online tax preparation service and allow taxpayers downloadable access to third-party information (such as W-2 forms from employers). In essence, this allows... Read more
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Salon.com
Inside the right-wing lie factory: Secrets of a Koch-funded propaganda machine more insidious than Fox Newsefforts in the state. But just prior to starting the Franklin Center, he was th
Inside the right-wing lie factory: Secrets of a Koch-funded propaganda machine more insidious than Fox News
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
efforts in the state. But just prior to starting the Franklin Center, he was the regional field director for the Sam Adams Alliance, where, according to his Franklin Center bio, he “worked with state groups and associations committed to promoting... Read more
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First Coast News
SpaceX's GPS bid beat Air Force estimate by 40 percenthas slashed the going rate for launches of Global Positioning Systems satellite
SpaceX's GPS bid beat Air Force estimate by 40 percent
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
has slashed the going rate for launches of Global Positioning Systems satellites, highlighting the challenge United Launch Alliance faces as it is forced to compete for some national security missions. SpaceX’s winning bid of $82.7 million for a... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
RSPCA could be blocked from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying lawability to escape is prevented” as would happen in an organised dog fight. Tim
RSPCA could be blocked from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying law
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
ability to escape is prevented” as would happen in an organised dog fight. Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: “The Animal Welfare Act was clearly not meant by parliament to deal with issues around hunting and the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
€87k-a-year Paul Murphy criticised for seeking legal aid for triallegal aid for trial | Irish Examiner Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy,
€87k-a-year Paul Murphy criticised for seeking legal aid for trial
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
legal aid for trial | Irish Examiner Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, who is paid a salary of €87,258, has been criticised for seeking legal aid in his pending trial for... Read more
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York Daily Record
Main Street programs aim to spur vitalitysuccess Main Street Gettysburg and Hanover both receive funds through a combin
Main Street programs aim to spur vitality
York Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
success Main Street Gettysburg and Hanover both receive funds through a combination of private donations, state grants and taxpayer money. While some residents, especially in Gettysburg, have questioned the appropriateness of such funding when... Read more
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Slate
Why Is Obama Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases in Defiance of Congress and the Constitution?interested in protecting medical marijuana users and dispensaries, protecting s
Why Is Obama Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases in Defiance of Congress and the Constitution?
Slate / Posted 5 days ago
interested in protecting medical marijuana users and dispensaries, protecting states’ rights, and saving money by focusing taxpayer funds on more serious crimes. The same prohibition was renewed for 2016. Without exception, both those who spoke on... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
MSU's Raspet tests drone and aircraft collisionState University's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, who also serves as the as
MSU's Raspet tests drone and aircraft collision
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
State University's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, who also serves as the associate director of research of the MSU-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) outlined such upcoming drone research projects at the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
No gimmicks or empty promises in our vision of peace and prosperityour vision of peace and prosperity Northern Ireland is mired in go-slow politi
No gimmicks or empty promises in our vision of peace and prosperity
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
our vision of peace and prosperity Northern Ireland is mired in go-slow politics being led by parties on permanent rewind. Alliance has a fast-forward alternative to accelerate the pace of much-needed change, writes David Ford Alliance leader... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Duprey angry at CLF mishandling: ‘I’m not to blame for this fiasco’CL Financial’s (CLF) majority shareholder Lawrence Duprey, as well as a new gro
Duprey angry at CLF mishandling: ‘I’m not to blame for this fiasco’
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
CL Financial’s (CLF) majority shareholder Lawrence Duprey, as well as a new group called the Clico Stakeholders’ Alliance (CSA), are formulating legal action to block Government’s proposed sale of CLF assets. This was confirmed by Duprey’s... Read more
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Fortune
Germany and Its Auto Industry Have Devised a New Plan to Sell More Electric Carsin charging station infrastructure to foster longer range for the expected infl
Germany and Its Auto Industry Have Devised a New Plan to Sell More Electric Cars
Fortune / Posted 7 days ago
in charging station infrastructure to foster longer range for the expected influx of electric vehicles to its roads. Taxpayer incentives in Norway helped spark purchases of electric vehicles that now make up 17% of the nation’s new car... Read more
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Philly.com
Will Atlantic City skip an interest payment on bonds?repercussions throughout the state. The city is expecting between $40 million
Will Atlantic City skip an interest payment on bonds?
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
repercussions throughout the state. The city is expecting between $40 million and $50 million in taxes, but its largest taxpayer, the Borgata, is withholding its quarterly payments because it is owed more than $150 million from tax... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Another Tuesday, another five primaries, another good night for Trumpfrom day one -- he's winning where there are fewer delegates to get, and he's d
Another Tuesday, another five primaries, another good night for Trump
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
from day one -- he's winning where there are fewer delegates to get, and he's doing it by narrower margins. The alliance that wasn't: In yesterday's newsletter, I mentioned the tenuous alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Both... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Candidates: ‘Why you should vote for me this election’rather than finding a qualified person locally or who would relocate to the are
Candidates: ‘Why you should vote for me this election’
Aspen Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
rather than finding a qualified person locally or who would relocate to the area. Examples like this seem to be a waste of taxpayer dollars. Yes, I am aware of this bill and think it is well worthwhile to explore the possibility of having all of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Pharmacists 'fleecing' the under-pressure NHS is a bitter pill to swallowtrained more nurses and given healthcare staff a pay rise. In fact, while nurs
Pharmacists 'fleecing' the under-pressure NHS is a bitter pill to swallow
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
trained more nurses and given healthcare staff a pay rise. In fact, while nurses were subjected to a pay freeze from 2010, Alliance Boots were raking in the profits. There was no public austerity for Boots. They were ripping off the state. Last... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
2016 primary election nonpartisan voters guideTownship, health Care worker as a social worker, nonprofit volunteer in the com
2016 primary election nonpartisan voters guide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
Township, health Care worker as a social worker, nonprofit volunteer in the community such as Boy Scouts, NEPA Multicare Alliance, American Legion, VFW and AMVETS Answers to questions: 1. I can support greater access, but ultimately it is up to... Read more
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World Tribune
2012: Statesidebalance: Panic spreads even to the media class – October 11 Island geopolitic
2012: Stateside
World Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
balance: Panic spreads even to the media class – October 11 Island geopolitics: How Japan can both save face and boost alliance with U.S. and S. Korea – October 11 Report: China firm’s computer systems pose espionage threat – October 9 Big... Read more
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World Tribune
2012: Northeast Asiain bid to influence South’s presidential election – October 11 Island geopoli
2012: Northeast Asia
World Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
in bid to influence South’s presidential election – October 11 Island geopolitics: How Japan can both save face and boost alliance with U.S. and S. Korea – October 11 Blast from past may block rise of Shanghai Party boss to Politburo Standing... Read more
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Charleston Regional Business Journal
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SCgap that threatens the economic growth of our state, it is troubling to see som
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SC
Charleston Regional Business Journal / Posted 12 days ago
gap that threatens the economic growth of our state, it is troubling to see some senators devoting lawmakers’ time and taxpayer dollars to debating an unnecessary bill that diverts attention away from legitimate needs,” said a letter emailed by... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Medical pot ruling ends wasteful prosecutionfirst municipally approved medical marijuana dispensary, won her day in court.
Medical pot ruling ends wasteful prosecution
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 13 days ago
first municipally approved medical marijuana dispensary, won her day in court. Shaw, who started and ran the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Fairfax for 15 years, fought the federal government’s 2011 order that forced her landlord... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Labour celebrates UK Government climbdown on unionsballoting, facility time and union political funds.”'Subsidy to the unions' Bu
Welsh Labour celebrates UK Government climbdown on unions
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
balloting, facility time and union political funds.”'Subsidy to the unions' But Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It is deeply disappointing that the Government has backed down on this very sensible proposal in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
David Cameron beats yet another retreat on controversial trade union reformsthat persuaded the government a ban would be both unjustified and unnecessary.
David Cameron beats yet another retreat on controversial trade union reforms
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
that persuaded the government a ban would be both unjustified and unnecessary. Dave Prentis of Unison praised the TUC alliance that helped secure the climbdown “Now at least Unison can concentrate on campaigning to protect public sector... Read more
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The News and Star
£330,000 public cash used to buy silence of Cumbrian police officerswork matters after they leave or revealing the true nature of their departure.
£330,000 public cash used to buy silence of Cumbrian police officers
The News and Star / Posted 15 days ago
work matters after they leave or revealing the true nature of their departure. Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, a pressure group set up to scrutinise spending from the public purse, was critical of the move. He... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Candidates must say if they back Twaddell waste The recent revelation that Camp Twaddell has cost the taxpayer £18m and count
Candidates must say if they back Twaddell waste
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
The recent revelation that Camp Twaddell has cost the taxpayer £18m and counting is not only shocking, but horrifying. The lack of leadership by unionist parties has whipped up this situation into one... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Public cash used to buy silence of police officerswork matters after they leave or revealing the true nature of their departure.
Public cash used to buy silence of police officers
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 15 days ago
work matters after they leave or revealing the true nature of their departure. Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, a pressure group set up to scrutinise spending from the public purse, was critical of the move. He... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Nelson Mandela’s party is turning on Jacob Zumaashamed. The court had found President Jacob Zuma in breach of the constitutio
Nelson Mandela’s party is turning on Jacob Zuma
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 15 days ago
ashamed. The court had found President Jacob Zuma in breach of the constitution for his failure to pay back millions in taxpayer money spent on Nkandla, his expansive private residence that boasts an amphitheater and helipad, among other... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Fight Over Making Taxes Less Awfuland state governments. But in the future, there’s a chance that thing could lo
The Fight Over Making Taxes Less Awful
The Atlantic / Posted 15 days ago
and state governments. But in the future, there’s a chance that thing could look different for a large number of American taxpayers: Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation that would require the Internal Revenue Service to... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Making Less Than $62,000? File Your Taxes For Free Before It's Too Latereturn yet? The Internal Revenue Service can help you save a bit on filing and
Making Less Than $62,000? File Your Taxes For Free Before It's Too Late
TheStreet.com / Posted 15 days ago
return yet? The Internal Revenue Service can help you save a bit on filing and preparation costs, if not your tax bill. Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less can file their federal tax returns, some state tax returns, and... Read more
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