Pay raise worth even more to Mississippi teachers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  California, Education, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PA lawmakers push for economic furloughs of teachers.

As Mississippi students head back to school, their teachers are taking home a healthy pay raise. And those extra Benjamins are going a lot farther.

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Philly’s school problems a cautionary tale of federal stimulus

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Stimulus, Taxes  /  No Comments


As financial problems plague the Philadelphia city public school system and politicians at the state level cast blame, the specter of federal stimulus has come to bear.

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Outdoorsmen get better deal than school kids on sales tax holidays

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

Hunters are getting a better deal on their sales tax holiday than school children.

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Mississippi may eliminate corporate franchise tax

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

WELCOME, WHERE'S YOUR MONEY: Thoroughfares, including Interstate 20, i-59 and I-10 in Mississippi could have toll booths if a White House transportation bill passes, opening the way for tolls on America's interstates.

If Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has his way, one of the state’s most onerous taxes may be on the chopping block.

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VT property owner’s unoccupied deer camp sends property tax soaring

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

A HOMESTEAD?: This never-occupied deer camp, which has no electric, water or sewage, lies at the center of a property-tax dispute in Townshend, Vt.

In Vermont, the nation’s 48th worst state for property taxes, one fed-up property owner is taking his property tax appeal to the top — and to the public as well.

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Top 10 Mississippi landmarks you won’t see in ‘Get On Up’

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Film and Television incentives, Mississippi, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments


The James Brown biographical movie “Get On Up” makes its official debut in theaters Friday.

Mississippi residents trying to find distinctive locations might find the going tough, as the Magnolia State stands in for locations in Brown’s life, such as Georgia, New York, Boston and even Paris, France.

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