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ABC 6 Investigates: The Money Trail

Updated: 04/24/2014 7:21 AM
Created: 04/24/2014 7:18 AM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- ABC 6 News is kicking off a month-long investigative series. It's all about tracking taxpayers' money and making sure its ending up where it should in the state of Minnesota.

You're used to looking at your monthly bills either online or on paper. It's just part of your routine. But have you really looked at your bills?

According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Minnesota residents shoulder the 6th highest tax burden in the entire country. Iowa is ranked 29th.

If you take a closer look at your bills, you'll probably see a lot of added taxes on there for different things. For example a cell phone bill.

We found four separate local fees tacked onto one. This got us thinking and wondering, where is all of this money going?

For the next month, ABC 6 Investigates: The Money Trail.

Our team of reporters is spending hours, looking into where your money ends up in the State of Minnesota. We'll question top officials and lawmakers on whether your money is being put to good use.

We're covering issues such as the state gas tax, Rochester city sales tax and cases of alleged fraud and mismanagement.

It's your money and you have a right to know where it's going.

ABC 6 News is the only station in Southeast Minnesota committed to investigative coverage. So count on us all month long to find out where your money is going.



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