You've heard of the LLC loophole but we've found a brand new one. Usually the loophole helps campaign donors to get around contribution limits. However, the NewsChannel 13 “Waste Watchers” team has discovered it’s also keeping you from knowing who the state is doing business with and this affects millions of your tax dollars.
Public schools have made it very clear they feel the process for paying for charter school students needs to change. The main point of contention is the intercept process. But what do charter schools think?
When there's a dispute over how much money is owed -- charter schools can use what is called an “intercept” to get the money from the state. The state Education Department says last school year alone -- intercepts were used to take over $2 million from Capital Region school districts.
NewsChannel 13 has received a long-awaited response from the Department Of Corrections and Community Supervision. It's regarding taxpayer money spent to pay employees long after the inmates were gone from Mount McGregor State Prison.