Bipartisan property tax reform tangled in partisan Pennsylvania budget debate

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Based on some of the political rhetoric pouring from the Capitol, it’s easy to think Lake Erie separates Democrats and Republicans when it comes to property tax reform.

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Income tax phase out could be victim of Mississippi’s inconsistent revenue growth

By   /  March 13, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn’s income tax phaseout plan could take longer thanks to inconsistent state revenue growth.

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Free-market group: Wolf’s budget would cost families $1,400

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Louise Bell is 90, she has dementia and has lived in a nursing home for five years. She gets Social Security, but most of her money came from selling her home of six decades, said her son, Kermit.

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Small businesses feel like ‘big losers’ in PA governor’s budget

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Small business owners and advocates believe tax increases in Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal would be bad news for them.

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Dueling tax-cut plans set up showdown in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Three Mississippi tax cut plans are competing for passage, with one of them phasing out the state’s income tax and the other the corporate franchise tax.

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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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