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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service over text messages

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service over text messages

THE U.S. congressional panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol said it had subpoenaed the Secret Service as it investigates accusations by a watchdog that the agency erased text messages sought as evidence. "The Select Committee seeks the relevant text messages, as well as any after-action reports that have been issued in any and all divisions of the USSS pertaining or relating in any way to the events of January 6, 2021," the committee's chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, said in a written statement. The watchdog on Friday met the House of Representatives panel after accusing the Secret…
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Uganda study shows text messages can boost tax compliance: here’s what worked

Uganda study shows text messages can boost tax compliance: here’s what worked

EVERY government needs money to fund its political, social and economic duties. Much of what they spend is generated from taxes, fines and sales of public goods and services. The exchange of these revenues for government services is at the heart of the social contract citizens make with their governments. As the primary source of internal revenue, taxes play a key role in making growth sustainable and equitable. In most countries, tax payment is compulsory, and people who fail to comply are normally penalised. Author ISABELLE COHEN, Assistant Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy , University of Washington…
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