Sure, the Chiefs and Royals have old stadiums. Taxpayers shouldn’t buy them new ones

On our dime Yes, our baseball and football stadiums are old. But some say they are among the best in their leagues. There is talk of building new ones. I have two questions: What percentage of Jackson County residents can afford to attend even one game per year at either stadium? And what percentage of … Read more

Chiefs take millions from Kansas City taxpayers — then charge them hundreds for tickets

The excitement for Thursday’s home opener for the is likely matched only by the high expectations for a team that’s been among the NFL elites for nearly a decade. But if you’re thinking of attending this week’s game or one of the other seven regular season games at Arrowhead Stadium, you might need to take … Read more

The IRS says it accidentally exposed confidential information involving 120,000 taxpayers

Around 120,000 taxpayers who filed a Form 990-T will be hearing from the in the coming weeks, telling them that the agency inadvertently exposed their information on its website. Exempted organizations, including charities and religious groups, with unrelated business income are required to file Form 990-T. As  notes, though, people with individual retirement accounts invested … Read more

‘Consequences for taxpayers’: Here’s how much President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan could cost you. (Hint: It’

President Joe Biden has some good news if you are under the burden of student loan debt. On Wednesday, Biden announced a considerable student loan forgiveness plan. For borrowers who make less than $125,000 per year, or families earning less than $250,000, his administration will cancel up to $10,000 of federal student loan debt per … Read more

Cuomo: Taxpayers should pay sexual harassment legal bills

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim — and he’s suing the attorney general over it. Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday. He’s arguing that James violated state law by … Read more

SC woman bought herself ‘luxuries’ with money stolen from taxpayers, prosecutor says

A Columbia woman is , the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Alice Felder-Lucas, 58, used the to buy “luxuries for herself,” U.S. Attorney Corey Ellis said in a news release. Those luxuries included a new house and car, according to Ellis’ office. But Felder-Lucas won’t get to enjoy them after being sentenced to more than three … Read more

Taxpayers Beware: Your 2023 Tax Refund Could Be Smaller. Here Are 4 Reasons Why

that the average tax refund for returns filed in 2022 is $3,039. This is an increase of 7.5% when compared with 2021, which averaged $2,827. But for taxpayers expecting to get the same sizable refund next year, Jackson Hewitt urges them to do a midyear tax checkup to prepare for upcoming changes. Let’s take a … Read more

The Supreme Court distorted a Missouri law. Now taxpayers will fund religious schools

The Supreme Court’s assault on public education escalated yet again Tuesday. Maine has a program that provides tuition assistance for students who have no public school nearby. Those students can either attend another public school or a “nonsectarian” private school. That was too much for the court. In a 6-3 decision, it said tuition if … Read more