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Transit tax shift could spark lawsuit

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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San Antonio is using an “advanced transportation” tax to pave costly sidewalks and bike paths. The diversion from roads invites a lawsuit, a taxpayer coalition says.

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Mississippi will further dip into its rainy day fund to fix budget woes

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called the Legislature into special session to apply a fix on the state’s budget, which has fallen short of revenue forecasts.

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New laws go into effect Friday in Mississippi

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed 376 bills and all of the new laws take effect Friday as fiscal 2017 begins.

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Texans pay to be No. 1 in wind energy

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas is home to the nation’s largest wind energy industry. Thanks, taxpayers.

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Beyond Philly: Other cities already looking to duplicate soda tax plan

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Issues, National, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

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“While it’s true that sugary drinks are a health problem, but so are cheeseburgers,” Rendell told a local radio show. “So are donuts. Are we going to do a tax on sugary donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme? Are we going to tax cheeseburgers at McDonald’s?”

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Construction, teachers unions win in Philadelphia’s soda tax tussle

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mayor Jim Kenney’s political allies stand to benefit from the city’s new soda tax.

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