The Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act would eliminate the tax that the Internal Revenue Service levies on forgiven student loan debt, considered income, as a result of death or disability. The bill also would relieve the tax debt on discharged student loans for families whose child has died, or has developed permanent disabilities.
The Education Department and many private student loan lenders forgive student loans on behalf of borrowers if their child dies, or the borrowers themselves are rendered permanently disabled or develop severe chronic health conditions. But the IRS tax penalty on the cancelled debt can be thousands of dollars.
“Taxing people who have had their federal and private student loans canceled due to a total and permanent disability or because of the death of their child is grossly unfair and defeats the purpose of those loan cancellation programs,” said Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project.
About time someone steps up and steps in!
A plan to redistrict Wilmington schools took its first positive steps in the General Assembly on Wednesday, but it is clear supporters still have some convincing to do.
Eight of the 14 members of the House Education Committee — all Democrats — voted to send the plan to the full House of Representatives.
There was Race to The Top and no with this race to nowhere!
Miro said he wouldn’t speak for all his fellow Republicans, but he said he opposes the plan, primarily because there has not been a firm price tag set. The lack of a definitive cost has caused consternation for many lawmakers, including some Democrats.
In order for redistricting to be successful, the commission says the affected districts will need money to make the switch but, more importantly, they will need more funding to address the needs of their kids who are fighting poverty-related problems like homelessness, hunger and violence.
Miro calls it! Underfunded legislation! Few million to get the ball rolling then the Red Clay local taxpayer will fill all the $$$$$$ holes!
Folks the poverty shift that will be bore on Red Clay’s back will cause a major setback of any advancement Red Clay made over the years. Wilmington Charter will be ask to find their our home and vacate “Wilmington High School”.
One thing not being address is the “capital” needs to upgrade the Christina school Red Clay will inherit! Easily 100 million dollars in capital funding will be needed to modernize those schools.
The final cost depends on how widely lawmakers spread the extra poverty funding: there have been estimates floated of $9 million for just districts affected by redistricting, $15 million for schools in each of the three counties, and $50 million for the whole state.
With no sustainability !
“I think lots of schools, not just Wilmington, could use that extra funding,” said Miro, who sits on the finance committee. “But we cannot be assured that the money is there, and we cannot be sure that it would be sustainable in the future even if we did it this year.”
Listen up Red Clay School Board! Joe pegged it !
If a future governor or Legislature fails to continue the extra poverty funding, Miro says Red Clay residents like those in his district would be left holding the bag.
You mean take it up the ass!
Jaques acknowledged cost is an issue he and other supporters need to resolve.
“It is a legitimate question. We’re just not there yet,” he said.
Jaques said he’s hopeful the bill will pass, but he acknowledged the signals from Wednesday’s meeting show the votes aren’t there yet.
Code for I’ll vote for it and fuck the Red Clay taxpayers!
The Brandywine School District referendum passed by a wide margin on Tuesday night.
Over 9,500 residents voted for the referendum with 5,780 voting against it, according to unofficial results from the New Castle County Department of Elections.
Total voter turnout dwarfed the roughly 7,600 who cast ballots in the March referendum, which failed to pass by a slim margin.
“We have a very strong school district,” said Superintendent Mark Holodick on Tuesday night after the results came in.
I am glad to see the Brandywine community come out and support “their” children! However, the time has come to end the referendum process and fund all Delaware public schools like votechs via legislation.
“Atrial septal defect is not a cause of sudden death,” said Dr. Samuel Gidding, chief of cardiology for Nemours/A.I duPont Hospital for Children.
Gidding was adamant that the investigative and media’s focus should be on Joyner-Francis’s assault, not her heart condition, repeating that he has never heard of any cases of atrial septal defect causing sudden cardiac death.
Even “if “there was no intent to kill the Howard Student by hee female attacker ; the facts remains she died! It was murder or at best manslaughter.
The Attorney General’s Office would not address the doctors’ contentions Friday. It stands by the medical examiner’s findings and its charging decisions.
Very sad Matt !
“As indicated when charges were filed, the autopsy did not detect any internal injuries or significant blunt force injuries,” a statement by the AG’s Office reads, “and the medical examiner’s office that actually examined Amy ruled that it was as a result of her cardiac condition.”
The Cincinnati cardiologist said that to rule a heart defect as a cause of death, a medical examiner should call in an expert in the particular defect. The medical examiner would not answer questions about the investigation so it is not known whether an expert was involved.
A spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Forensic Science said they would not comment.
Denn stands by Delaware ME’s findings yet ME when assistant Philly ME says this March 27, 213 BECAUSE LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE ; A Blog about Goings-on in Philadelphia and the World
At this point, Dr. Collins points out that just because a death certificate is issued, doesn’t mean the case is over-far from it. The initial death certificate is basically just to let families bury their dead. If the death is suspicious, or complicated, the ME’s office will stay on it until they’re satisfied with the results of their investigations. Dr. Collins mentions that often times “external information” can change the death certificate, and can occur months or years after the death itself. He also points out that death certificates change “all the time” and there is no set time period, or statute of limitations of changing a death certificate. ADA Cameron asks for some examples of external information. Dr. Collins has a long list of examples; toxicology reports typically take at least 6 weeks to come back to the lab (long after the initial death certificate has been issued.) Other examples included investigative information, tissue sample test results, blood results, follow up records from medical facilities, previously withheld family histories…the list went on, and on.
School board seats across Delaware are up for election on Tuesday, but only a handful are contested.
Kilroy calls it for these races :
Christina: Winner ; Elizabeth Paige (get out and vote of Liz)
Christina: Winner ; David Resler (get out and vote for David)
Laurel :Loser; Vanderslice gets walking papers! (get out and vote NO)
Capital: Winner Kevin Ohlandt (get out and vote for Kevin)