Florida residents pay 6th lowest state taxes; some say burden can be still be lowered

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Florida, News, Taxes  /  1 Comment

By Carrie Salls – Watchdog.org contributor TALLAHASSEE – Florida residents have the sixth lowest state tax burden in the U.S., according to a recent WalletHub report. “Florida has the sixth lowest total tax burden at 6.79 percent mostly because the state has no income tax,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. “One of the advantages is that […]

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Higher spending on shrinking Jackson public schools belies complaints about charters

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Despite charter schools and shrinking enrollment, Jackson public schools are receiving more tax revenue rather than less.

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As Trump pushes corporate tax cut, CBO notes the U.S. has world’s highest rate

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Jobs + Growth, National, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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As President Trump pushes for a reduction of the corporate tax rate, the Congressional Budget Office recently released a report showing that the U.S. rate is among the highest in the world.

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Treasurer: ‘Glaring example of stupidity’ to cost taxpayers $90 million in rent payments

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Over the 20-year life of the lease, total rent payments on the Department of Corrections building are expected to hit $90 million.

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Mississippi charter schools case hinges on key constitutional question

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Judiciary, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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After oral arguments Tuesday, the lawsuit that threatens the existence of Mississippi charter schools hinges on one key constitutional issue.

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Allegheny lawmakers confront the casino cartel

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

Two Republicans from Allegheny County want to expand the use of video gaming terminals to bars and truck stops. Casino bosses are not happy.

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