The IRS’ proposed new regulations curtailing political speech for 501(c)4 orgs are patently unfair, argues Douglas Levene in NRO.
“The IRS has just proposed new regulations that would effectively prevent many so-called 501(c)(4) organizations from engaging in political activity.… MORE >>
Unprecedented database for Detroit: The plan to catalog every “deteriorating or abandoned” building inspires hope for nonprofit Motor City Blight Busters.
“A new blight task force is starting its fight by developing the most extensive property database of deteriorating or abandoned structures in Detroit’s history.… MORE >>
In Los Angeles, lawmakers “frustrated” in trying to uncover how two power department nonprofits spent over $40 million, with nothing to show.
Frustrated by their struggle to learn how two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit institutes spent more than $40 million of ratepayers’ money, commissioners of the publicly owned utility voted Tuesday to cut off funding to the organizations and asked the city controller to perform a sweeping audit of the accounts.… MORE >>
As governor of Minnesota, one of the most charitable states in the nation, Mark Dayton probably should… MORE >> be ashamed of giving away mere $1,000 in 2012.
Toward a “more charitable Canada”: Governor-general launches My Giving Moment, a four-year initiative that will partner with nation’s largest businesses.
“Governor-General David Johnston has enlisted several of the country’s biggest companies to help lead a new marketing campaign designed to get more Canadians participating in charitable giving.… MORE >>
OK senator Coburn and football fans ally in assault on NFL’s nonprofit status, viewed as unfair subsidy for rich owners by regular fans.
“At NFL headquarters on Park Avenue in Manhattan, the daily business may span game scheduling, referee hiring or media-rights bargaining – an operation financially fueled by all 32 pro teams which collectively pay more than $250 million in annual ‘membership dues.’ All of that revenue received by the league office — more than a half billion dollars since 2010 — is untouchable to the Internal Revenue Service.… MORE >>
MI governor Snyder claims he himself doesn’t know who gave $1.7m gift to his “NERD fund,” now being rolled over into a new org that doesn’t include him.… MORE >>
Judicial Watch files suit against IRS, seeking information and internal communications about agency’s 501(c)4 review and application processes.
“The government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, insisting the agency release previously demanded documents made under a Freedom of Information Act request that would clarify how conservative groups were screened for nonprofit status.… MORE >>
“Shutdown philanthropy” is latest rage: In IA, mothers step in for WIC; in CO, bank gives interest-free loans to federal workers going without pay.
“‘We’re just a bunch of women that got together and want to help each other out,’ said Teresa Diers, a volunteer with the group Helping Hands During the WIC Freeze.… MORE >>
The much-pilloried Koch brothers want you to know that, contrary to Harry Reid’s assertion, the government shutdown is not their fault.
“Jacob Fischler obtains a letter from Koch PR to senators, informing them that the famous billionaires did not actually want a government shutdown.… MORE >>