Public Safety

Frivolous Tax Arguments Completes IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Tax Scams For 2016 Filing Season

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service finished its 2016 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying their taxes.
 
Also, the IRS released the 2016 version of “The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments.” The document describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws.
 
Examples include contentions that taxpayers can refuse to pay taxes on religious or moral grounds by invoking the First Amendment. The cases cited in

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Heinrich Pushes For New Mexico Priorities In DOE FY 2017 Budget

SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D. C.  During a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich continued to push for Waste Isolated Pilot Plant (WIPP) safety and recovery efforts, a new cleanup schedule at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and technology transfer opportunities.
 
The committee received testimony from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz.
 
During the hearing, Heinrich underscored that the safety of WIPP

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Gov. Appoints VanDenzen Chief Hearing Officer

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Martinez has announced the appointment of Brian VanDenzen as chief hearing officer for the Administrative Hearings Office.
 
VanDenzen spent four years in both public and private legal practice, and the last ten years of his career as a tax hearing officer at the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Since 2014, he has served as interim chief hearing officer, overseeing both the hearings bureau and the administrative hearings office.
 
As part of the Governor’s continuing efforts to make New Mexico more business friendly, independent

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Suspect Identified In Graffiti Threat Case At Los Alamos High School

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department continues to work in partnership with Los Alamos Public Schools to investigate recent graffiti threats.

In cooperation with LAPS and members of the community, LAPD has identified at least one suspect we believe to be responsible. Police have increased their presence at school campuses within the County and continue to assign School Resource Officers to Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School. 

LAPD is continuing to investigate these threats with the help of school resource officers and criminal investigators. LAPD takes these


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Flu Spreads At Central NM Correctional Facility

STATE News:

Over the course of the last three days, an increase in Influenza symptoms has been detected within the inmate population housed at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas.

Those diagnosed or presenting symptoms consistent with Influenza Virus are receiving supportive medical treatment. Because 31 patients have presented with influenza symptoms or similar complaints, the New Mexico Corrections Department’s medical provider, Corizon, has partnered with the Department of Health to provide additional support for conducting expedited examinations and


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