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The Late Edition: September 20, 2013

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Today’s Taxpayer News!

Fisker fail: The Department of Energy announced that it will auction off its remaining loan to the now closed electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker Automotive.  The outstanding loan totals $168 million.  This is the second DOE backed company to go bust.  Read more in the Detroit News.

Metro malaise: The Washington DC metro system, which is already subsidized by the taxpayers, is in the process of building another line which will likely increase the per-trip cost for riders significantly, while “leaving riders and taxpayers around the region to pay the bill.” Read more in the Washington City Paper.

Food stamp fraud: A federal indictment was handed down against 10 Baltimore area business owners after they allegedly used food stamp debit cards to defraud the taxpayers.  The fraud totaled nearly $7 million. Read more details in The Baltimore Sun.