A new year for many is a time for a fresh start, but it also is the start of the tax season. While the actual due date for taxes seems far away, starting early can save you from headaches down the road, according to the Better Business Bureau. Scams also are common during tax season. […]

If Delegate Lisa Zukoff is indeed correct that West Virginia is losing millions of dollars in potential revenue each year because some out-of-state residents aren’t paying taxes on the royalties they receive for oil and natural gas holdings, then shame on lawmakers for not working immediately to fix the problem. Zukoff will introduce legislation this […]

SAN DIEGO — Ask any homeowner about expenses and they’ll tell you: If you’re a first-time buyer, you need to carefully calculate the total cost of owning a home before taking the plunge into homeownership. Owning a home comes with dozens of additional costs, from mortgage payments and interest to upkeep, renovations, and household utility […]

While President Joe Biden continues to pursue anti-energy initiatives at the national level, those same policies appear to be unraveling at the state level. The proposed restrictions on oil and gas use that sit at the heart of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda would only further accelerate rising consumer costs. The House version of the bill, for instance, […]

From new taxes to voting rights to minimum wage, a host of new laws are now in effect in Washington state. Here’s a look at how things will change in the Evergreen State in 2022. CAPITAL GAINS INCOME TAX Beginning Jan. 1, the controversial capital gains income tax is set to become effective. It levies […]

If your home or car is damaged in this month’s snowstorm, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation recommends calling your insurance company or agent to ask about your policy coverage, exclusions, and deductibles before filing a claim. Winter storms can cause several different types of damage. Extensive damage, such as trees falling on a home […]

As a part-time lecturer at Central Connecticut State University I taught a course on the Introduction to Public Administration for ten semesters. I made sure the students understood there were two branches of government, a part time legislature branch and a full time executive branch run by the governor. In Connecticut we have a part-time […]

What You Need to Know The Insurance Compact eased uniformity rules for states that want to handle requests for increases in in-force LTCI policy premiums themselves. The NAIC has added a man who may be the world’s tallest government official to its list of officers. A subgroup says LTCI issuers may need help from the […]

CHICAGO (CBS) — Unemployment fraud victims in Illinois are being revictimized, and the state does not have an explanation why. CBS 2’s Tara Molina took those fraud victims’ concerns directly to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. READ MORE: Evanston Township High School Lockdown Lifted After Two Guns Found The issue all started with a […]

Professor Bill Ouchi (pronounced OH-chi) of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is an expert in organizational design and a pioneer in the empirical study of K-12 public school management. On January 22, 150 people gathered in downtown Seattle for the official WPC Center for Education kick-off luncheon. Professor Bill Ouchi is a professor at […]

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