Newspaper Articles – Kenric Ward

County Eyes $85 Million for Bike-Walk Projects

Like its next-door neighbor in Arlington, Fairfax County, Va., has grand visions for alternative transportation, and planners want to spend millions more taxpayer dollars to get there.

IRS Admits 25% of Earned Income Tax Credits Are Issued Improperly

A new government report says the IRS is making little progress in reducing improper payments of Earned Income Tax Credits — allowing more than $13 billion to slip through last fiscal year.

Grassley Seeks Answers: Why Pursue Children for Deceased Parents’ Debts?

The Washington Post declared victory this week for exposing the seizure of income-tax refunds to claw back alleged Social Security overpayments.

Virginia Farmers Win Land-Use Fight; Food Freedom Next

Martha Boneta, a big-spirited small farmer, calls newly enacted land-use legislation in Virginia a “landmark event” that will boost agricultural entrepreneurs there.

Congressional Candidates Slam Investor-Visa ‘Boondoggle’

Two Republican congressional candidates in Virginia say the federal investor-visa program is “ripe with abuse” and it’s time for a House cleaning.

Sallie Mae: Fueling $1 Trillion Federal Student Loan Crisis

Sallie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise turned “private,” exhibits a “pattern of breaking the rules and ignoring its contractual obligations,” said U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Mockery of $1 Million Bus Stop Blocks Two Dozen More

Arlington County, Virginia dubs itself a “world-class” community. Such hubris has led to a $1.1 million bus stop.

‘Subsidy Summit’ Seeks Political Juice for Electric Carmakers

Amid gridlock over government spending and debt ceilings, green-energy advocates and rent-seeking businesses are convening in Washington, D.C.

Amtrak Food Costs are Off the Rails, Congressman Says

Amtrak trains featuring gourmet menus in their café cars are losing more than $400 per passenger ticket, and a leading House Republican wants an investigation.

Virginia Attorney General Rips IRS ‘Incompetence’ in Asset Forfeiture

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has called out the Internal Revenue Service for “incompetence” for being past due in returning $115 million to the state.