This week, the home of Combs Toney is still scheduled to be sold at tax sale in March to cover unpaid bills of $719 due to the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, though the 88-year-old man has never used MetCom’s services.
And the principal — Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago — is a frequent no-show. On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all day before emerging at 2:50 p.m. — school dismissal time. Wearing a fur coat, she
When a bartender, stepped off the curb on his way to work at the Ritz-Carlton a few blinks after the crossing signal began its red “Don’t Walk” countdown, he was met by a waiting police officer on the other side of the street and issued a ticket for
A Long Island man recorded a police officer who threatened to ticket him if he washed his car in the driveway. The 24-year-old said he was washing his 1997 Volkswagen in his driveway when a police officer told him he wasn’t allowed to do that.
Texas lawmakers acted and Governor Rick Perry (R) signed a law banning photo radar in the state. On Tuesday, Denton County Commissioners voted 3 to 1 to move forward on a speed camera program regardless of the law.
The Sacramento County, California Board of Supervisors will vote on a plan to boost the number of $500 red light camera tickets issued. They quietly changed the wording so that the camera flash would trigger in half the time.
Forget fighting a red light camera ticket with a Confrontation Clause argument in Beverly Hills. A 3-judge panel of the Superior Court's appellate division upheld the citation denying his argument he was unable to confront the real witness against hi
Manitoba Government's Early Learning and Child Care fined mother Kristen Bartkiw $10 because she neglected to include healthful Ritz crackers in her kids' school lunches.
I am personally unsure where anyone gets the notion that they have a right to tax food. I've started www.stoptaxingfood.us to help send a message that taxing food is not OK (Matt Papke, Tempe City Council 2014 Candidate)
Drivers hopping on the Dulles Access Highway to avoid paying a toll are going to encounter a beefed up police presence, officials announced this week.
A can of soda could eventually cost about a quarter more in San Francisco. A proposed measure would add a special tax to sugary beverages, but the proposal is different than a similar ballot measure that failed in Richmond last year.
A stop sign camera has been spotted in the District. The camera functions similarly to a red light camera – snapping photos of vehicles that fail to stop properly at the stop sign.
A group of residents in Keene, New Hampshire thought the city was gaining a bad reputation for its predatory parking meter enforcement and decided to do something about it. The organized an effort to regularly feed coins into the meters so
Over more than a decade, three D.C. mayors flew around the country, sweet-talking Wal-Mart executives, trying to lure the nation’s largest retailer to the District with delectable data about the city’s demographic transformation.
Instead of creating a Committee to cut waste, the Commission created a Committee to Study Lost Revenue. The all-Republican Commission finished out the last month of the first year of their current term with litigation fee increases, with the resoluti
A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light camera fines.
Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property.
“We just sustained one of the worst national disasters in our nation’s history, and now the city is delusional, claiming our property values went up.”
Hint: the taxpayers. Deadspin breaks down how much the public is paying for sports.
Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy. Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up
Republicans and Taxes
During the 2010 tax season, Americans paid 9.9% of their income on state and local taxes.
The bankrupt California city of San Bernardino failed to pass an emergency budget plan in the early hours of Wednesday morning after an acrimonious fight over plans to sack firefighters.
As New Jersey homeowners fall asleep tonight, maybe they’ll dream of North Dakota. It’s possible that the folks in Fargo will wake up this morning as the first state to abolish the dreaded property tax. Pinch me, they’ll say.
Harrisburg residents were hit with a court-mandated income tax increase when a state judge sided with the financial receiver who is managing the city and ordered the City Council to double the earned income tax.
Sheldon Silver, the New York State Assembly speaker, authorized a secret payment of $103,080 to settle sexual harassment claims against Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez this year, according to records released by the Assembly on Monday night.
District officials have knocked $2.6 billion off the taxable value of commercial properties owned by some of the city’s most influential developers through a series of settlements negotiated this year by the Office of Tax and Revenue, The Washington
The City of Compton, a city of 93,000 people located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, must decide by September 1 whether to seek bankruptcy, according to its two most senior financial officials. Such a move would see it join a growing number of de
"He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled at me to wake me up, to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice." Erica says she was freaked out seeing a stranger in her d
A judge ruled the Glendale City Council's approval of a Phoenix Coyotes deal should stand. The ruling by Judge Fink comes after the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute argued a vote to approve an arena lease agreement