Examining Gov. Corbett’s record of no-tax pledges and big tax breaks

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Gov. Tom Corbett stood at the podium in the state Capitol media center, flanked by representatives of business, labor and government from all parts of Pennsylvania, to announce the biggest tax break in state history.

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OK state workers worry over natural gas vehicles

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Oklahoma, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Some Oklahoma state employees are concerned their new compressed natural gas vehicles will be difficult to fill up, won’t have enough room for needed equipment and might even explode, emails obtained by Watchdog.org show.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan – Part 3: Legislative and legal hurdles

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

MONEY BACK: The IRS continues to improperly grant billions of dollars in tax credits, a new government audit says.

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls Nov. 4 and may very well choose Tom Wolf, a York County businessman, to be their next governor.

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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

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to make taxes in Pennsylvania more fair.

Some of the state’s wealthier residents might question his definition of the word.

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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

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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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