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Pennsylvania governor wants to cut corporate tax but doesn’t say how he’ll replace revenue

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Legislature, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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After saying details about his budget would have to wait, the governor of Pennsylvania unexpectedly unveiled a proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax.

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Pennsylvania ponders extras for film industry in shadow of $2.3 billion deficit

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Finances, Jobs + Growth, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Some Pennsylvania legislators want to increase handouts to the film industry, even though the state and its new governor face a huge deficit and some economists say the payoffs are murky at best for taxpayers.

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Tax cut package could help boost Mississippi’s flagging business climate

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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A plan to eventually cut the onerous franchise tax won’t fix Mississippi’s economy, but the move could help brighten a dismal business climate.

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Stimpson, Norquist: Beware of Virginia tax hikes

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

TARGETING ENABLERS: Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform says deals made by Virginia Republicans have enabled Democrats to ascend to higher office.

“Democrats and Republicans are already coming up with ways to spend our money, rather than giving it back,” former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson told Watchdog.org after her endorsement by Grover Norquist (right) and the Americans for Tax Reform.

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PA a ‘target’ for business poachers such as Florida

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Economy, Florida, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott will visit Pennsylvania next week in an attempt to lure job creators south, and policymakers here have given him a heckuva weapon to use against the Keystone State — an onerous corporate net income tax.

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Virginia windfall soaks taxpayers

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  California, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New York, News, North Carolina, Taxes, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

ROLL BACK TAXES: Shelly Capito rode a tax-cutting agenda to victory in West Virginia last fall. The University of Virginia graduate is the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in the Mountain State in 56 years.

State tax collections are running “well ahead” of projections, so Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to raise public-sector pay.

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