Tag: Cezary Podkul
ProPublica: Federal Government Finally Forgives Billions in Debt of Students Who’ve Become DisabledApril 2016
The move comes after a ProPublica investigation that documented how the government was making it hard for disabled borrowers to get their loans forgiven.
Cezary Podkul: NY State Data Indicates Even More Landlords Duck Rent LimitsJanuary 2016
As many as 200,000 New York City apartments could be missing from rent regulation as required by law
Cezary Podkul: Chris Christie’s Tunnel TangoAugust 2015
What happened to the money after the New Jersey governor killed a new commuter rail tunnel five years ago?
Allan Sloan and Cezary Podkul: How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s CreditMay 2015
After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.
Cezary Podkul: Another Big Tobacco Bond Deal, Cajun StyleMay 2015
Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.
Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease TrapOctober 2014
Leaders took on forty-year debt to pay for short-term stuff, a case study in the perverse incentives tobacco bonds create.