Taxes

Higher taxes all ’round: 3 things to know about IFO report on Wolf’s tax plan

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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All Pennsylvanians would face higher taxes if Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal becomes law.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Behind the Headlines — The economics behind taxpayer-funded stadiums

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Finances, Minnesota, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Victor Matheson, a professor of sports economics at The College of The Holy Cross to discuss a stunning development in Minnesota: politicians voted against using public funding for a new soccer stadium.

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County’s fiscal watchdog sues county and police department to get access

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Finances, Government Waste, Local Government, Local News, Misuse of funds, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Police in Allegheny County say there’s no need for an auditor to keep tabs on how they’re spending the public’s money.
While she’s confident she has that authority, a judge will now decide.

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Could minimum wage increase save taxpayers billions on welfare?

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, Pennsylvania, Video  /  No Comments

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It’s an idea that gets at something not often discussed in the national debate over hiking the minimum wage: Maybe it’s not just companies versus workers, or government versus companies. Maybe taxpayers are a vital part of the equation, paying to support both halves of an unhealthy relationship that has exploded onto the streets in the past year.

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Republicans blast ‘most-traveled’ McAuliffe

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

CASH AND CLINTON: Terry McAuliffe says Virginia's economy is his top priority. Republicans say Job One for the governor is getting Hillary Clinton elected president.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a national audience Sunday that Virginia’s economy is “roaring,” thanks to him. But economists aren’t so bullish, and McAuliffe’s critics say presidential politics is Job One for the Democrat.

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For Nevadans, the real ‘Tax Day’ is April 20

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Nevadans will have to wait a bit passed April 15 to start working for themselves instead of the government.

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