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IRS charges student
disabled vet tax for loans
The Internal Revenue Service
is attempting to charge a disabled
veteran a $62,000 tax bill for his
waived $223,000 student loan
debt, according to the Lansing
State Journal. The IRS served
Will Milzarski the tax bill after
his student loan bill was waived
due to his status as permanently
disabled, because it considers the
waived loan as income.
Michigan State University’s
Low-Income Tax Clinic is chal-
lenging the IRS on the taxes on
behalf of Milzarski.
Law schools are offering larger
tuition discounts, according to a
report from the AccessLex Network
and the National Association of Col-
lege and University Business Ofﬁ-
cers. The average tuition discount
for the fall of 2016 was 39 percent, up
from 35 percent the previous year.
The discounts aim to offset
declining enrollment and make
law school more appealing to pro-
spective students. The increase in
discounts led to a slight decline
in net tuition revenue for the
institutions, but nearly half of
institutions believed the practice
Read the report at http://bit.
Iowa State reaches
settlement over pot T-shirt
Iowa State University reached
a partial settlement with the
school’s chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws, which claimed its
free-speech rights were violated by
campus administrators, reports
The appeals board approved
a payment of $150,000 to two
student leaders and $193,000 to
two law ﬁrms that represented
the pro-marijuana student group,
plus additional legal fees to be
decided by a judge. The univer-
sity had attempted to ban the
group’s T-shirt designs featuring
the school mascot and a can-
nabis leaf. The university must
also allow the group to produce
apparel including marijuana
University settles suit with
man charged in shooting
A man charged in a Northern
Arizona University shooting has
settled a negligence lawsuit,
reports heraldcourier.com. Ste-
ven Jones claimed he acted in
self-defense when he fatally shot
20-year-old Colin Brough and
wounded three others in 2015.
But prosecutors claimed Jones
was the aggressor.
The lawsuit ﬁled on behalf of the
victims alleged Jones was prone to
outbursts, disrespected authority,
and shouldn’t have been allowed
to have a handgun. Jones was
punched in the face after he and
two other fraternity pledges rang a
doorbell and ran away as a prank
before he retrieved a .40-caliber
handgun from his car. A jury dead-
locked on criminal charges against
Jones, who will face another crimi-
nal trial on a later date. ■
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