Congressional bill would fix income tax confusion for businesses who send employees across state lines

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A bill fresh out of the U.S. House of Representatives would fix a long-standing problem in states’ tax code that has likely resulted in businesses and employees overpaying the state for decades. Companies that send a worker to another state have to make sure their complying with that state’s tax code. The problem in Illinois […]

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Congressional bill would allow private donations to fund abandoned mine redevelopment

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

A bill filed in the U.S. House would  allow private donations help revitalize the nation’s abandoned mines so they can be used for recreational areas. U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, says there’s a hurdle keeping private foundations from renovating abandoned mines across the nation. LaHood said it’s modeled after a program in Pennsylvania, which has done this […]

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Study: Heroin use costs U.S. more than $51 billion a year

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Heroin use and addiction in the U.S. costs more than $51 billion every year, according to a new study released by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s school of Pharmacy. Researchers came to the figure by tallying the costs of crime and incarceration, lost productivity on the economy, and treatment of not only addiction but […]

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Bill would require tax disclosure for presidential candidate to appear on Illinois’ ballot

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Illinois state senators have advanced a bill that would have removed President Donald Trump from the ballot in Illinois if it were law last year. The sponsor, State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, says his legislation would require any presidential candidate wishing to appear on Illinois’ ballot to disclose the previous five years of tax returns […]

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Congress cuts Department of Justice’s budget to crack down on medical marijuana

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Congress has pulled back the reins on the Department of Justice’s notion that it should crack down on the medicinal marijuana industry. Advocates, dispensaries and their clients are relieved. The U.S. House and Senate are hammering out the details on a spending plan that will get them through September. Lawmakers took criticism for a number […]

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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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