Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s bill requiring a full audit of Federal Reserve System banks before the end of 2012 might not be as wacky as some people think, especially if, as Robert Romano writes, the Fed itself may be teetering on the brink of insolvency. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department drug-testing lab will remain closed indefinitely until security and staffing issues outlined in an independent audit released Tuesday are resolved. Read More
Approximately 2,000 midsize to small San Francisco businesses and 500 homes will receive a free audit and partial funding to make energy-efficient retrofits as part of a $19.2 million plan aimed at reducing utility bills.
Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the new funding Wednesday at Davies Symphony Hall, where ongoing retrofits such as hyper-efficient light bulbs will save $3 million in taxpayer money that can be redirected to cash-strapped city services, officials said. Read More
TaxProf Blog reports that according to the Internal Revenue Service’s recently released Enforcement Results for 2009, enforcement revenue is up 50 percent (http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/12/irs-.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell). Read More