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Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

...legislator says construction and movie-production companies are tax frauds and insists that the Department of Labor needs more inspectors to police worker misclassification.Sen. Lester Jackson, D-Savannah, said employers that classify workers as independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/lawmakers-claims-construct
SC inspector general's report finds 329 disabled residents of group homes overcharged for rent

...July 2012 and July 2014. An estimated $600,000 more is owed to clients from the fiscal year that ended June 30, state Inspector General Patrick Maley said.Despite having been directed twice since spring 2014 to change their calculations to comply with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-16/sc-inspector-generals-report-finds-
Iran nuke deal reached

...final obstacles, and a senior diplomat said it included a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties.But access at will to any site would not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-14/iran-nuke-deal-reached
Augusta's code enforcement division moves to Municipal Building

...this year."So far, so good," said Roy Publico, a city code inspector for eight months. "It's a little brighter than the old building, more modern."Senior inspector Shawn Rhodes praised the larger, windowed workspaces, where she's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-23/augustas-code-enforcemen
Watchdog: IRS at risk for unfairly auditing political groups

...tax-exempt status. The revelation led to ongoing investigations by Congress, the Department of Justice and the agency's inspector general."We are continuing the work begun in 2013 to ensure that the management mistakes made in regard to the determination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-23/watchdog-irs-risk-unfairly-audi
Legalized marijuana industry faces pesticide questions

...on marijuana.This spring, Denver quarantined tens of thousands of marijuana plants at 11 growing facilities after health inspectors suspected use of unauthorized pesticides. Some of the plants were later released after tests revealed the pot was safe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-20/legalized-marijuana-indust
Ga. fuel inspectors checking pumps for illegal card scanners

ATLANTA - Georgia fuel inspectors are checking gas station pumps for...http://bit.ly/1KP8q6f ) inspectors are checking pumps throughout the...debit and credit card information.Inspector Exavier Nash says authorities typically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-04/ga-fuel-inspectors-checking-pumps-i
Columbia County task force wants all contractors checked with proper permits and licenses observed

...proposed a cleansing process Wednesday that starts with building inspectors visiting job sites to confirm all construction companies and...after receiving complaints from 311 operators or building inspectors.The study committee is expected to report its findings to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-17/columbia-county-task-force-w
Columbia County randomly checks contractors for licenses

...Advisory Board, arranged the meeting a day after county building inspectors and code enforcement officers announced they have started...looking at it very hard."Sherman said Augusta building inspectors began conducting random site visits about three years ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-14/columbia-county-randomly-chec
Augusta settlements top $1 million in past year

...Ryan Holt and Michelle Bor ror, who were killed in a 2011 mobile home fire after a botched electrical inspection by a city inspector. The case led to a change in state law that increases immunity for city staff, MacKenzie said.The city's risk management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-18/augusta-settlements-top-