When the levy breaks? NM legislator proposes eliminating almost all taxes

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, Taxes  /  No Comments

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State Sen. Bill Sharer claimed that New Mexico could eliminate almost every tax currently levied by reforming the way it levies the Gross Receipts Tax..

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MS governor boasts successes but avoids talk of real reform

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There were few concrete proposals in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State speech.

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Shumlin proposes new taxes, says ‘we have a spending problem’

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In a lengthy address centered on closing a $94 million budget gap, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday proposed higher taxes and said the state has “a spending problem.”

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Transit labor union: Congress should raise gasoline tax, spend money on us

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, National, News, State Government, Taxes, transportation  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Low gas prices mean more cash in all consumers’ pockets.
But some members of Congress are talking about using the low gas prices as an opportunity to increase gasoline taxes, and at least one public-sector labor union boss thinks the extra cash should be in his members’ pockets instead.
“Given the recent dramatic […]

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Florida governor looks to poach businesses from Pennsylvania

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Florida, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is planning a trip to Philadelphia in February, and he’s hoping to lure some Pennsylvania businesses back south with him.

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Top lawmakers warn Shumlin: No tax hikes on Vermonters

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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With Gov. Peter Shumlin staring at a $100-million budget hole to start the legislative session, minority party leaders launched a pre-emptive strike saying that raising taxes to fix the crisis is not an option for Vermont.

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