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February 2024

IRS Reports Improved Phone Performance to Protect Funding – Reuters

TL/DR - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has improved its tax filing service significantly, with a 92% service level on its toll-free phone line and hold times of less than two minutes. This follows a funding boost from the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, which has allowed the IRS to hire over 5,000 staff, modernise its technologies, and…

DC Court Supports Jeff Clark’s Attempt to Block Bar Subgroup Subpoena

TL/DR - Officials from the D.C. Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel subpoenaed Jeffrey Clark, a former Trump DOJ official, last year for documents justifying his efforts to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election results. Clark’s attorneys argued that compliance would violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination,…

Tennessee GOP Proposes Major Universal School Voucher Plan

TL/DR - Three school voucher proposals have been presented to Tennessee lawmakers, with the common objective of creating a statewide program open to all K-12 students. However, each proposal varies, with the most recent offering no testing requirements for students using public funding to attend private schools. The proposed legislation has drawn…

Distinct Timeline for Severe Thunderstorm Now Clear

TL/DR - Severe thunderstorms are expected across Michigan, moving from southwest to northeast, with storms expected to be strongest in the evening and overnight. The storms are predicted to enter southwest Michigan around 8 p.m., expanding in coverage and intensity later in the evening, potentially bringing damaging wind gusts, isolated…