The IRS announced this week that it's receiving its lowest level of funding from Congress since 2008. That could result in a hiring freeze, meaning 3,000 to 4,000 full time employees will be gone by the end of June.
Arresting people -- or threatening to do so -- over unpaid debts has been illegal in Texas for years now. Yet, that hasn't stopped payday lenders from using the criminal justice system to go after more than 1,500 borrowers in the state.
According to the Tax Foundation, Louisiana has one of the highest state and local sales tax rates in the country! Now, Mayor Kip Holden wants to raise it even more to pay for much needed public safety projects.