Expatriate Owl

A politically-incorrect perspective that does not necessarily tow the party line, on various matters including but not limited to taxation, academia, government and religion.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Big Dipper: Update #7

Now that soon-to-be ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer has pushed everyone else off the front pages of the New York newspapers (in the case of Newsday, the front 8 pages), the developments of the big double-dipping story are hidden away in the back sections.

Now, it seems that New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has ratcheted things up a bit by requesting all Long Island special districts (school, fire, water, etc.) under his cognizance to name all persons who have been or may have been misclassified, per the IRS standards, as employees instead of independent contractors.

The story thread will be riding the back of the bus for the next week or two until Spitzer is finally sent to his room, which means that everyone connected with the double-dipping affair can do what they need to do (including lawyers who need to make deals for their clients) without the distraction of too much public attention.

Once the Spitzer story tones down, there likely will be some further developments to report.

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