Government tripling price of pardons

The deadline is at hand. You have just one day to tell the National Parole Board what you think of the idea to jack up the price of pardon applications by 300%. The board says it can’t afford to keep processing applications at $50 a apiece, given projections that it will be handling 40,000 applications per year in the next few years. So the price is tripling to $150 per application. The pardon hike is part of a package of changes to federal fees, so the proposal has gone virtually unnoticed. You have until 4 p.m. tomorrow (April 20) to let the federal government know what you think of the pardon fee hike. Go here to speak up.

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