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State revenues climb as Scott earns kudos for tax cuts

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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At the same, state economists are predicting four years of state revenue growth.

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Jackson charter school funding explained in 5 pie charts

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

SMALL SLICE: Charter schools will take only 1.88 percent of Jackson Public Schools' more than $208 million budget in 2017. Graph by Steve Wilson

It only takes five graphs to show how charter school funding takes away only a small percentage of the Jackson Public Schools’ budget.

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Pennsylvania e-cigarette tax burns business owners

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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With a new 40 percent tax on their inventories, store owners are worried the state may put them out of business.

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Madison delays decision on $26 million referendum

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. — The Madison school district’s Board of Education delayed until Aug. 29 consideration of a $26 million referendum request at a special meeting Monday night. “What I would recommend is that board members take this time between now and next meeting to make sure to get all your questions answered and clarified here,” […]

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Nanny State of the Week: You can’t be trusted to rent to your family

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, Oregon, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Part 92 of 93 in the series Nanny State of the Week Residents of Cannon Beach, Oregon, who rent out their homes to friends and family members who visit on vacation in the summer might want to prepare to pay more for the privilege. Property owners in the small resort town are learning that no amount of regulation […]

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Shrinking Texas school district goes for max tax, more debt

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Education, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Despite declining enrollment and rising revenues, a San Antonio school district is seeking to float $450 million in additional debt and a maximum property tax increase.

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