Nationwide, legislation to lessen the financial strain on qualified disabled veterans stems from a six-year effort to reduce or fully eliminate property tax liability and now, more than half of the states in the U.S. offer some sort of exemption.
Word to the wise: when you play a rigged game in a mobster-run casino, don't expect to walk away with all your winnings. But you already knew that, didn't you?
Forget income and sales taxes for a minute. Some of the cruelest and most regressive taxes are either hidden or nearly hidden. They are kept out of sight because they hit the poor the hardest. What are these hidden taxes? Tune in!
A low cost of living, no sales tax, and beautiful scenery (oh, naked bike rides, more strip clubs per capita than any other US city, and legalized weed) means Oregon is the "top moving destination" for Americans for the third year running, according
Spain's general elections of December 20th put an end to the two-party system that dominated the Iberian Peninsula for decades. Almost unnoticed among the information about the impending political struggle between old and new parties, the Spanish A
This is one in a series of articles profiling New Hampshire's education system ahead of the August 19 NH Education Summit, hosted by The Seventy Four and sponsored by the American Federation for Children. Read the complete series here, and be sure
Irwin Schiff made his reputation trying to debunk and remove the US income tax system. He considered it illegal and immoral and went to jail three times for his beliefs.
The NRA and two other advocacy groups have sued Seattle over its new gun tax.
Near high noon today, the first full day of the annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, two agents (Phillip Lawrence and Ray Persinger) from the "Department of Revenue" rolled up to Rogers Campground. The sharply dressed thugs inquired with campground
This "voluntary" tax may be better than forcible confiscation, but it is not harmless. Government never is... no matter how we pay for it.
"Tax Freedom Day gives us a vivid representation of how much we pay for the goods and services provided by governments at all levels," said Tax Foundation Economist Kyle Pomerleau.
The town of Woodworth, Louisiana is in hot water. Police officers were caught on dashcam video shaking down innocent motorists during a traffic stop, and the state's second highest court wants the city to pay for it.
The City of Chicago paid $54.2 million in settlements and verdicts for police misconduct cases last year, including more than $9.5 million in attorneys' fees, according to an analysis of city law department data by The Chicago Reporter.
In the two weeks there was a 70 percent drop in DWI arrests, a nearly 96 percent drop in arrests for incidents in the subways, and nearly 80 percent fewer arrests on housing development property, Kramer reported.
She opened a $308 county tax bill that said the property had been undervalued during the mistake-riddled 2011 revaluation and that she owed back taxes for 2011 and several months in 2012 – when she didn't even own her home.
Obviously, victims of police abuse deserve to be compensated for their damages. The problem is that it isn't the police departments or the at-fault officers that are monetarily held accountable in a misconduct lawsuit.
With the U.S. Midterm Elections coming up, it's time again to rally your friends and family to fulfill their civic duty at the voting booths on November 4th.
A woman in Lenoir City, Tennessee is headed to jail because of her messy, overgrown yard. Karen Holloway was cited by the city last summer for her failure to maintain a neat and orderly yard. She received a citation in the mail,
Chicago's camera vendors issued 5,009,831 red light camera tickets worth $520,289,186 since 2003. Redflex pocketed $126 million from this amount, only to be swept up in an ongoing federal bribery investigation. Xerox was called in to replace Redflex
Nashville Metro parks has been cracking down on a little known regulation that requires all photographers, both professional and amateur, to acquire a $125 permit before taking photos or filming in a public park. Even "selfies".
"'Hey, you better average out to have at least two tickets and one arrest a day'," the officer said. "'You need to pick up your action, you need to write more tickets.'" "And if quota wasn't met, this officer said there were consequences
Ferguson officials proposed scaling back the myriad ways small-time offenders can end up paying big bucks—or worse. Imposing punitive court fines on poor residents is a major source of income for a number of St. Louis County municipalities.
"[It's] kind of a bizarre case," After the mortgage crisis hit Indianapolis in 2004, "there were so many bad loans out there that ownership really got kind of confusing."
Do you really own something that you are forced to perpetually make payments on and which can be seized from you if you don't pay? I would say that you don't.
A Michigan mother says that she is devastated because Kalamazoo County is foreclosing on her home after brain bruises from a car accident caused her to miss a single tax payment two years ago.
NY Port Authority Claims To Own The NYC Skyline: Tells Store To Destroy Skyline-Themed Plates
Silicon Valley's "sharing economy" startups are known for skirting the law, but now they're blatantly violating it. Days after San Francisco's City Attorney asked Apple to ban 3 "predatory" parking apps from the App Store, MonkeyParking is refusing t
A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.
We rode along with Officer Henderson, who pulled over a man talking on his phone. The man got a $130 ticket. But that's not the only action considered distracted driving. Texting, eating and drinking, putting on makeup, checking laptops
It was a Charleston police sting unlike any other: An undercover cop dressed casually like a tourist taking a ride on a rickshaw. The goal was to see if any of the drivers were giving illegal speaking tours of the city's numerous sight-seeing spots.