NY attorney general Schneiderman sets up $2.2-million fund to reimburse those deceived by two nonprofits that exploited immigrants seeking legal residence.
“New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has established a $2.2-million fund for immigrants seeking restitution from two nonprofit groups that collected payments with false promises of securing legal status for clients, the New York Daily News and Reuters report.… MORE >>
RI healthcare nonprofit wins $53m federal grant to “improve quality of Medicare program in New England”, with $8m earmarked for home state.
“A local nonprofit has been awarded a $53.4 million federal grant — including $8 million for Rhode Island — to improve the quality of the Medicare program in New England.… MORE >>
With a minimum-wage hike looming, Oakland, CA, nonprofits are torn between supporting a living wage and being able to afford to pay one to their workers.… MORE >>
In Artesia, NM, nonprofit reps –including ACLU and Catholic Charities– toured immigration detention center currently housing children of recent influx.
“An Artesia immigrant detention center will temporarily open its doors today to nonprofit organizations offering legal aid and other services to the families detained there.… MORE >>
Seniors, private foundations, and procrastinators: ABC News sums up who benefits most from Thursday’s House vote on tax deductions.
“The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.… MORE >>
“Is a taxpayer-funded nonprofit tied to state rep. getting a secret bailout from the Laborers union?” That’s what Philadelphians want to know.
“That’s what some Laborers’ Local 332 members are asking after the union quietly purchased the Louise Williams Bishop Retail and Commercial Center, a mostly vacant building at 59th Street and Lancaster Avenue.… MORE >>
Berkeley, CA, city council says marijuana dispensaries must give free pot to low-income patients (and not stiff them on quality, either).
“Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley must give some of their pot free of charge to low-income patients under an ordinance approved by the City Council.… MORE >>
NY attorney general to investigate “fundraisers” who ended up taking $100 million from nonprofit for disabled veterans, left them $14 million in debt.
“Fundraisers hired by a national charity to raise money for disabled U.S.… MORE >>
Neither incumbent FL governor Rick Scott nor rival Charlie Crist have much to trumpet when it comes to their philanthropy, one journalist reports.
“While Gov. Rick Scott and his Democratic rival Charlie Crist have waged a bitter public relations battle over the release of their tax returns, both sides have been mum about one aspect of the documents: They suggest that both candidates are philanthropic laggards in comparison with their well-heeled peers.… MORE >>
Investigators reconstructing Lois Lerner’s emails discover IRS targeting conservatives in other ways–like suggesting an audit of Sen. Charles Grassley.
“Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012.… MORE >>