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4 years 3 months ago

IRS files more tax liens

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says the Internal Revenue Service is tormenting struggling taxpayers in the midst of a slumping economy by increasing the number of liens the agency has filed against people who owe back taxes. The IRS filed nearly 1.1 million liens in the budget year...

4 years 6 months ago

College dropouts cost taxpayers billions

Students dropping out of college after just one year are costing taxpayers billions of dollars, a new report says. States appropriated almost $6.2 billion to four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of students who did not return for year two, the...

4 years 7 months ago

Douglas Bruce not held in contempt of court

A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold...

4 years 7 months ago

Douglas Bruce contempt hearing continues

Government lawyers are continuing to push for Colorado Springs tax-cutting activist Douglas Bruce to give information about his role in three ballot measures before voters this fall. The contempt-of-court hearing against Bruce continues in Denver. Bruce is the father of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill Of Rights (TABOR), and the...

4 years 8 months ago

Auditors say Colorado pension plan recovering

Colorado's state pension fund is back on track toward solvency after state lawmakers became the first in the nation to cut retiree benefits to prevent its pension system from going broke. Thomas Cavanaugh, an actuary for Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting, told lawmakers Monday that they would have to spend 40...

4 years 8 months ago

'What gall!' Inmate sues his crime victims

A Florida inmate has filed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in damages from three men who caught him red-handed with a stolen bicycle, claiming they roughed him up, according to a newspaper report. Michael Dupree is serving a 12-year sentence for burglary and cocaine possession stemming from a 2007 break-in...

5 years 5 months ago

Katrina negligence ruling could cost taxpayers

A $720,000 award to seven plaintiffs in a suit over Hurricane Katrina damage could open the federal government--and taxpayers-- to billions of dollars in claims. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding...

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