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Mar 6, 2011

Editorial Advisory Board: Ain’t I a taxpayer, too?

A woman’s right to choose is again center stage, and hearings on anti-abortion bills were the opening acts of Washington’s 2011 congressional theater, where a new conservative majority has given the issue top billing. Relying on an expansive reading of “federal funds,” they leverage the federal tax code to advance an aggressive anti-choice political agenda. […]

Feb 2, 2011

Teens’ time in adult jails could be costly

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland had nearly five times the acceptable number of juveniles locked up in adult detention centers for extended periods in 2008, putting the state out of compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and in jeopardy of losing tens of thousands of dollars in federal grant money this year. Federal guidelines […]

Feb 2, 2011

O’Donnell again sponsors proof-of-citizenship bill

Del. Anthony O’Donnell has sponsored a bill that requires adults to provide proof of U.S. citizenship before they are eligible to receive certain public benefits as a way to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of taxpayer-funded services. While illegal immigrants would still receive emergency care, prenatal care and immunizations, they would not be able […]

Oct 11, 2010

Report: College dropouts cost taxpayers billions

Dropping out of college after a year can mean lost time, burdensome debt and an uncertain future for students. Now there’s an estimate of what it costs taxpayers. And it runs in the billions. States appropriated almost $6.2 billion for four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of […]

Aug 23, 2010

AIG repaying nearly $4 billion in federal loans

NEW YORK — American International Group Inc. says it is repaying nearly $4 billion in federal bailout loans. The insurer said Monday it will pay back the taxpayer-funded loans with proceeds from a recently completed $4.4 billion debt sale at its aircraft leasing company, International Lease Finance Corp. The payment will trim AIG’s outstanding balance […]

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