It may be back to the drawing board for Wisconsin officials who want to exceed their local spending authority.Read More →
In 1997 a postage stamp cost 32 cents, a dozen eggs about $1.17, and a gallon of gas about $1.32.
It was also the most recent time Pennsylvania lawmakers touched the state gas tax to raise more money for roads and bridges, said Senate Transportation Minority Chair John Wozniak, D-Cambria.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter
UPDATED VERSION:11:26 p.m. 2/6
MADISON – Sin is in, and fat is where it’s at — when it comes to taxes.
Aiming to make American consumers break bad habits, governments across the land of the free are levying a wider array of “sin taxes.”
From cigarettes to sex to soft drinks to bacon, specialty [...]
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania could finally see some serious improvements in roads and bridges, but only if lawmakers are willing to follow the governor’s plan to raise funds through a plan that might also boost gas prices.
On the same day Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his 2013-2014 budget proposal, he announced a [...]
VA: Week in Review – A spend-and-save governor, porn-buying welfare recipients and the road to higher sales taxes
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
FREDERICKSBURG — For a self-styled conservative, Gov. Bob McDonnell is showing some liberal inclinations in his latest budget plan.
Raising state spending faster than inflation and population growth, McDonnell, in his final year in office, wants to add $735 million in new outlays and $200 million in new bond obligations.
On the [...]