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School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Education, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents,” says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Homeowners in just 10 of 34 cities and counties would realize any savings under Senate Bill 2, passed by the Senate Tuesday.

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Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  Comments Off on Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says legalizing and taxing marijuana could net the state $200 million a year.

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Dire outlook for internet sales tax in South Dakota may affect Mississippi

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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In a possible preview for Mississippi, a South Dakota court struck down the state’s internet sales tax.

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Covering their assets, local officials bash property tax relief

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Is the sky falling or not? Can SB2 be an existential threat to localities, but mere chump change to taxpayers?

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