Right of Appeal

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Property tax appeals have increased dramatically in the last year. Why is that, and what does it mean for local state coffers? Plus, the supreme court ruling on the post-9-11 “sweeps” here in New York City; the role of private giving in third-world development; and what happens when your inspection sticker doesn’t stick.

Swine Flu Update

Beth Fertig, WNYC reporter, and Tom Skinner, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about school closures and the latest swine flu news in New York City and the rest of the country. Then, we go live to Geneva, where World Health ...

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Sticker Shock

Faulty adhesive is causing many New York vehicle inspection stickers to fall off, leading to tickets and confusion among many drivers. DMV Spokesperson Ken Brown explains what to do if your sticker isn't sticking. Has your sticker fallen off? Have you gotten a ticket? What have you done ...

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Direct Aid

The effectiveness of aid to poorer countries has come into question, and the Obama administration is indicating that it wants to promote a new model. Carol Adelman, director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, looks at the role of private philanthropy and remittances in ...

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Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Ashcroft v. Iqbal. Alexander Reinert, assistant professor at the Cardozo School of Law, represents Javaid Iqbal who was held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and Nina Bernstein, New York Times immigration reporter, reported on ...

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Tax Appeal

Ozzie Vituscka, Ocean County Tax Administrator, explains why property tax appeals have increased so much since last year and discusses the implications for New Jersey city coffers.

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Words Behind Bars

Journalist Kal Wagenheim, editor of Inside Out: Voices From New Jersey State Prison, talks about teaching writing in a maximum security prison -- and why the state's Department of Corrections doesn't want the inmates to have this book.

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Who's mowing your lawn this year?

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In a new post to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators,
Birgit Hottenrott tells us ...


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