PA legislature examined expense sheets of 600 state nonprofits; seek to “define what a public charity is” in the commonwealth.
“A new legislative study examining the financial picture for more than 600 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania appears as state lawmakers are moving a bill to assert their right to define what a public charity is.” — Robert Swift, Times-Shamrock Communications… MORE >>
As MI “scales back [state] tax breaks,” nonprofits in Detroit and the populations they serve are feeling the squeeze keenly.
“At the COTS homeless shelter near downtown Detroit, there was no room Sunday night for 14 homeless people, including six children….… MORE >>
Nine underperforming MA schools, including Boston high school, hope to avoid a state takeover by partnering with nonprofit educational groups.
“Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.… MORE >>
Almost 25% to charity: It’s April 15, and time for an annual peek at the Obama family’s charitable-giving figures.
“The Obamas released their tax return Friday, which showed they continued to give a substantial amount to charity, as they have in recent years.… MORE >>
A stormwater surcharge designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay may be too sweeping in scale and implementation.
“Residents across the Baltimore region could soon be hit with annual bills of $18 to more than $100 to pay for stormwater treatment, wetland restoration and other projects aimed at improving Chesapeake Bay water quality.… MORE >>
Questions about grant review process at Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of TX result in state senate vote to “overhaul” agency’s management.
“The Texas Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul management of the state’s cancer-fighting agency, which has been rocked by investigations into how it awarded millions of dollars in grants.… MORE >>
Will pending legislation in Pennsylvania mean charitable status is determined by state legislature, rather than IRS?
“Members of the Pennsylvania legislature are pushing back against a state Supreme Court decision that made it more difficult for hospitals to prove they are nonprofit organizations deserving of tax-exempt status.… MORE >>
Russia has lately been targeting every type of nonprofit within its borders, in the “worst crackdown since the Soviet era.
“They came for the human rights activists, the environmentalists, the L.G.B.T.… MORE >>
In NE and IA, “one of the first nonprofit co-ops to be approved” by Medicare is gearing up for what they predict will be a cooperative future of healthcare.… MORE >>
D.C. homeless shelter suffered a 9% budget decrease from city reductions, and worries the cuts are taking big toll on homeless youth in particular.
“Counselors at one of the city’s largest shelters for homeless youths have had to turn away more than 80 unaccompanied children — some as young as 12 or 13 — who came to them for help in the past six weeks after the city cut more than $700,000 from the shelter’s budget.” –Annie Gowen, the Washington Post… MORE >>