The success of wind projects in adjacent Gratiot County encouraged elected officials in Isabella County to support the development of a wind project that is projected to earn local governments at least $30 million in taxes. Isabella is a heavily agricultural county that hosts Central Michigan University. Now, with the Isabella Wind I and II… Read more »
ELKTON, Mich. – So pervasive is the misinformation surrounding wind farms in rural Michigan that when Robert Krohn developed lung cancer, some of his neighbors who have known him for years said he probably got it from the 17 windmills Krohn has on his 1,400-acre farm. “It ain’t from the windmills,” the soft-spoken 77-year-old lifetime… Read more »
A trio of anti-wind activists have crisscrossed rural Michigan over the last dozen years, casting doubt on proven science, making unfounded allegations of government corruption and refusing to disclose the source of their financial support. As a result, rural Michigan communities they have visited have been mired in fierce disputes among neighbors, marked by… Read more »
In May, Checks and Balances Project showed that Sentara Healthcare makes IRS-required policies difficult to access, understand and use At least one uninsured patient was significantly overcharged Until Jan. 1, it was virtually impossible for the public to determine how much hospitals charged patients and insurance companies for the care they provided. Then an executive… Read more »
Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) has asked Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to determine whether the apparent overcharging of an uninsured patient is an isolated incident or part of a larger pattern of overbilling by Sentara. A C&BP investigation using Sentara’s “Transparent Pricing Tool” reveals charges for medical services on a patient’s bill exceeded its… Read more »
C&BP has compiled the first-ever look at the size and reach of the Sentara Lobby, including the individuals and organizations who comprise it.
DePaul survived a Yellow fever epidemic, the Civil War, and a devastating fire while staying true to its mission of providing care for the less fortunate for generations. But it could not survive Sentara Healthcare’s determined lobbying that strangled its efforts to evolve its business model.
On Feb. 16, Hatch Act Unit Chief Ana Galindo-Marrone responded to our inquiry and affirmed the case against Betsy DeVos was still open. She promised to send us a letter with her determination once the investigation was complete.
While in Private Practice as an Attorney, Judge Mary Jane Hall and Lawyer Jamie B. Martin Had Co-Represented the Powerful Healthcare Giant
FirstEnergy Corp. admits to paying $4 million to end a consulting contract with “an entity associated with an individual who subsequently was appointed” as utilities regulator. The contract began in 2013, when Randazzo began buying properties.