Up in smoke: Colorado cities getting a bang for taxpayers’ bucks

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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This Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will literally go up in smoke.

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Real estate expert: Vermont ‘just keeps adding more taxes and regulations’

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In part two of our interview with Isaac Chavez, the Vermont Realtors CEO says property taxes keep rising because lawmakers are focused on serving special interest groups, not taxpayers.

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Wolf’s veto, opposing mandates leave Pennsylvania without budget

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Republican lawmakers on Tuesday steamrolled through liquor privatization, public pension reform and a state budget without a tax increase.
They were doing what the people elected them to do, they said.
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, squashed the conservative celebration not long after, announcing he will veto the entire […]

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Head of realtor trade group says property taxes causing outmigration in Vermont

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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High property taxes in Vermont are bad for homeowners and are causing people to leave the state, the CEO of Vermont’s top realtor association says.

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Christie vetoes tax hikes as he nears White House run

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Governor, New Jersey, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Preparing to run for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie polished his image as a tax-cutter Friday with a billion dollars’ worth of vetoes to the state budget passed by the New Jersey Legislature.

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Residents says county is falsifying road data to get more tax money

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, Fraud, News, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say.
Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its […]

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