Almost half of products cleared so far under the new federal biofuels program are not in fact biofuels—and the EPA acknowledges that the plastic-based ones may present an “unreasonable risk” to human health or the environment.
Congress outlawed tax deductions on “wash sales” in 1921, but Goldman Sachs and others have helped billionaires like Steve Ballmer see huge tax savings by selling stocks for a loss and then replacing them with nearly identical investments.
True the Vote, a group that spread discredited election conspiracy theories, “abandoned” The Freedom Hospital in April 2022, according to its lawyers. Yet board member Gregg Phillips continued to seek donations for the project for months afterward.
A highly abused tax loophole, exploited for billions in tax avoidance, was closed by a provision the year-ending $1.7 trillion spending bill. Of course the companies that made massive easy profits from this scam are less than pleased.
An Illinois school for students with disabilities has routinely used the police to handle discipline, resulting in the highest arrest rate of any district in the country. In one recent year, half of Garrison School students were arrested.