The national debt is our most serious crisis; inability to react reveals DC incompetence

April 22, 2019 | Pan Am Post

When was the last time college students ever got together to protest a USD $22 trillion and rising national debt. Do they understand the threat even?

Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan

April 22, 2019 | CNN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed eliminating the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans and making all public colleges tuition-free, staking out an ambitious stance on one of the central policy debates of the 2020 Democratic primary.

Audit: Department of Insurance not examining troubled local pension funds

April 22, 2019 | Capitol Fax (Illinois)

Part of the probe looked at whether Insurance is complying with a state law to examine…public safety pension funds every three years.

Chicago’s pension funds looking more like a collapsing Ponzi scheme

April 22, 2019 | Wirepoints Illinois News

A falling population means the city’s massive pension debts are falling on a smaller base of taxpayers.

Why the life expectancy of Louisville’s pension problems just got longer

April 22, 2019 | Louisville Courier Journal (Kentucky)

Louisville's pension problems are going to continue even longer, thanks to a change adopted by the state's pension board that assumes a longer life expectancy for retirees in the system.

California controller ‘gravely concerned’ about state’s $1 billion accounting program

April 22, 2019 | The Sacramento Bee (California)

State Controller Betty Yee is ‘gravely concerned’ that problems with the state’s accounting software could undermine California’s credit worthiness, she wrote in a recent letter to legislators.

Large debt stifling US growth

April 22, 2019 | The Robesonian (North Carolina)

New research by two North Carolina State University professors has brought into stark relief the following facts: America is in a debt crisis, our economy is suffering as a result, and politicians of both major political parties bear responsibility.

Grand jury sees ways to reduce Pennsylvania’s Medicaid fraud

April 22, 2019 | Associated Press

Law enforcement agencies and government regulators need new tools to effectively combat fraud within Pennsylvania’s $33 billion Medicaid program, according to a grand jury report released Monday.

Warren’s corporate tax ‘solution’ is fundamentally flawed

April 22, 2019 | The Hill

Warren claims that lobbyists have distorted the tax code as a result of their undue influence, but the biggest reason why firms may pay no tax despite having financial accounting income is not the result of some shady backroom deal.

State treasurer wants to refinance your high-cost student loan – with state money

April 18, 2019 | Crain’s Chicago Business

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to permit the treasurer to allocate 5 percent of state cash to cut student debt.

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