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Minter, Scott anything but a carbon copy on carbon tax

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Republican Phil Scott promises to veto a carbon tax. Democrat Sue Minter says she’ll decide later.

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Mississippi Power gets $63 million tax exemption from Jackson County

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Jackson County Board of Supervisors approved a tax exemption for Mississippi Power this week that resulted in a partial property tax exemption totaling $63 million over the next 10 years. The tax break is payback for the utility’s decision to invest $464 million on a coal scrubber stack designed to remove pollutants from emissions produced by Plant […]

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Pushing debt, city gives developers a free ride at park

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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The city of San Antonio wants taxpayers to pony up $26 million more for Hemisfair Park improvements while exempting new buildings there from a downtown tax.

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Top Democrat supports scrapping property tax for sales tax

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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A plan to abolish Texas’ property tax system – the longest of political long shots – is getting slightly better odds with a push from the top Democrat in San Antonio.

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Ethan Allan Institute takes carbon tax warning to rural Vermont community

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Ethan Allen Institute, a policy think-tank based in Montpelier, has issued radio ads and is hosting town hall forums on why a carbon tax would be bad for Vermont.

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Free market invisible at San Antonio Housing Summit

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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San Antonio’s daylong “Housing Summit,” built on a mountain of government clichés and hubris, ended without one mention of free-market competition.

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