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Noncommercial Stations Beware: When ‘Underwriting’ Spots Turn into Advertising, a Big Penalty Can Follow

Photo courtesy of the Creative Commons Licence Many noncommercial educational (NCE) stations – and their lawyers – were caught by surprise last week when the FCC issued a $115,000 civil penalty against an NCE licensee. The Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania to Begin Issuing Penalty Assessments to Taxpayers Who Ignored 2017 Amnesty Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue this week will start mailing “non-participation penalty assessments” to delinquent taxpayers who failed to participate in the 2017 Tax Amnesty program, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced yesterday. “Individuals and businesses that failed to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Medicare program’s penalty protocols for Nursing homes change under Trump Administration

In 2016, the nursing home industry requested the change in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols and now, according to reports, a new policy from the Trump administration will roll back fines against nursing homes cited for mistreatment or neglect. The New York … Continue reading

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GOP Tax Bill Eliminates ACA Individual Insurance Mandate Penalty

While previous broad Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed, the GOP tax bill cleared by Congress today has succeeded in effectively repealing the ACA’s individual health insurance mandate.  By way of background, the ACA established … Continue reading

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California's Death Penalty System Is Broken Too

It is easy to be smug here in California, driving our hybrids, drinking our soy lattes, and condescendingly observing the executions in other states from afar. Troy Davis is executed in Georgia despite serious doubts about his guilt. Duane Buck … Continue reading

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