By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties have lobbied hard this spring for a severance tax on natural gas drilling, their voices growing louder as the state’s revenue numbers continue to flag.
On Tuesday, industry and business leaders pushed back against the proposal, calling it an unfair tax that could strangle production and [...]
Each April 15, millions of Americans dutifully trudge to the local Post Office to mail their tax returns to federal, state and local governments.Read More →
The Wichita Police Department can’t seem to catch a break.
Only hours after Kansas Watchdog revealed yesterday the law enforcement agency’s massive spike in drug tax revenue – the spending of which Capt. Doug Nolte said the police department doesn’t track – local media pounced.Read More →
Crime doesn’t pay, unless you’re a Kansas law enforcement agency reaping the spoils of war.
The War on Drugs, that is.
Buried deep within state statute is a little-known provision that directly rewards police departments for busting-up the local narcotics scene, and it does so using the government’s oldest trick in the book: taxes.Read More →