The U.S. government is having a record year collecting big fines from companies. Part of that success comes from a Civil War era law that rewards whistle-blowers for exposing corporate fraud.
State Land Deparment Making Some Money For Schools
It’s been a pretty good week for the state land department.
On Tuesday, the agency sold around 105 acres in the Desert Ridge area of North Phoenix for $266,000 an acre - a total sale of more than $28 million.
The next day, Pima County bought more than 800 acres in Southern Arizona for almost $2.5 million. That money goes to the trust’s beneficiaries - mainly public schools.
State Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman says the agency brought in $385 million during the last fiscal year.