A ProPublica story in February documented the hidden cash and gifts health insurers pay to influence independent brokers. In new proposed legislation, lawmakers say such fees should be revealed to employers.
The bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Donna Howard, credits an investigation by Newsy, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica for spurring reforms.
Guilty pleas last week by two prominent members of the Rise Above Movement came after pledges to fight federal charges and claims that those jailed were political prisoners punished for their controversial views.
Both the IRS and its inspector general are investigating the partnership with the tax software industry in response to ProPublica’s reporting.
In letters to the IRS and the FTC, the senators are seeking inquiries into whether the companies have deceived customers and violated restraint-of-trade laws.
A task force appointed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says it will investigate projects connected to the state’s top political boss.
“I just had to mention ProPublica,” one reader said.
She had been on a leave of absence for six months after ProPublica investigated rape at her charity in Liberia.
An independent monitor has found that many of the city’s most vulnerable remain stuck in troubled adult homes too long and that the state loses track of them once they move out.
The governor supports a recommendation from the state police superintendent to have all 34 telecommunicators and eight supervisors in the 911 emergency center certified in emergency medical dispatch.
The database has been accessed more than 1 million times, including some 32,000 times by immigration officials. Police said they will fix the database but not erase it.
The attention comes after ProPublica reported on the provision.
Following up on ProPublica stories about the IRS, lawmakers pressed the commissioner on the agency’s disproportionate focus on auditing the working poor while examinations of the rich plummeted.
Why are the rural poor audited more frequently than other groups, he asks, citing ProPublica. Another Democratic senator adds, “There are two tax codes in America, and there are also two enforcement regimes.”
The charges come after ProPublica and the South Bend Tribune exposed details of the abuse and published the video. “The alleged actions by these individuals went against everything in the oath they took to serve and protect,” the FBI said.
The sweeping changes come two years after ProPublica’s reporting, which sparked lawsuits and widespread outrage.
Citing ProPublica’s Trump Town database, the watchdog agency recommended Congress consider legislation that would require the federal government to make many officials’ financial disclosures public.
The move came after The Public’s Radio sought verification of Gregory M. Scungio’s Red Cross certifications, and state police learned that he had been training call takers in CPR without proper certification.
Después de la controversia, Heartland va a cerrar cuatro albergues para jóvenes inmigrantes en Illinois
Al mismo tiempo, otro operador de albergues está intentando expandir su presencia en Chicago.
At the same time, another shelter operator is trying to expand its footprint in Chicago.