Mississippi governor’s budget proposal isn’t a deep ball

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Mississippi, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal isn’t exactly a deep ball, either with cuts or with tax relief

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Arlington eyes tax hikes amid more county spending

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Local Government, News, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

POTEMKIN VILLAGE? Impressive on the outside, Rosslyn's office vacancy rate has increased from 20 percent to 28 percent in the past year.

A proposed $4.9 million county pay hike and the highest per-pupil spending in Northern Virginia add up to still more taxes for Arlington residents.

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Mississippi’s pension system one of nation’s worst

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Economy, Legislature, Local Government, Mississippi, Pensions, Politics, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


According to a new study by State Budget Solutions, Mississippi’s pension system is far worse financial straits than its recent financial report indicated.

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Is New Jersey considering raising the gas tax?

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Economy, New Jersey, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Transportation Trust Fund is out of money. Will a higher gas tax be used to pay for transportation projects?

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New Mexico finishes 38th — again — in business tax climate

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Taxes  /  No Comments


In the annual rankings of business tax climates, New Mexico finished 38th for the fourth year in a row.

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New Congress: Boehner, McConnell agenda hints toward patent, telecom reform

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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As the tech industry looks to interpret motives of the new Congress, patents and telecom may be part of the legislative and regulatory reform on the horizon for Republican party leadership.

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