The Tom Wolf income tax plan: Making the rich pay their ‘fair share’

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Source: Tax Foundation

Part 2 of 2 in the series PA governor’s race

Part two in a series exploring the issue of taxes in the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.  Read part one here.
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to make taxes in Pennsylvania more fair.
Some of the state’s wealthier residents might question [...]

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: What we know, and what we don’t

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

OF TOMS AND TAXES: Tom Wolf, left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, says the state's richest residents should pay a higher share of the state's education costs. He wants to implement a more progressive tax system to shift the burden away from property taxes.

Four years ago, Pennsylvanians went to the polls and elected Tom Corbett as the 46th governor of their state.

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State alternative fuel vehicles use alternative fuel less than a third of the time

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Colorado, Good Government, Government Waste, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

photo_ng_fuels_12745 afdc.energy.gov

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
In the past 15 months, only a third — and often much less — of the fuel pumped into Colorado’s Compressed Natural Gas state vehicles was CNG, a database obtained by Watchdog.org shows.
At one point CNG use was less than 20 percent, but the state has substantially increased the use of CNG in the [...]

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New Mexico knocked for slow pace of financial data

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Accountability, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Image from Truth in Accounting

A state accounting watchdog group rapped New Mexico for its slow response time for financial data but the state says the criticism is unfair.

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Texas continues to lead nation in domestic migration

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Local News, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

Texas state surrounded by people

Texas continues to lead the nation in domestic migration; it is the number one destination for people moving from one state to another.

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Cold winter across country could mean big bucks for New Mexico

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Mexico, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons

A cold winter across the country could mean millions for New Mexico’s economy, which is highly sensitive to natural gas prices.

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