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Texas-sized property appraisals fuel tax-swap talk

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Another year of soaring property appraisals is spurring talk of scrapping Texas’ property tax in favor of an expanded sales tax.

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Deal could phase out Mississippi’s corporate franchise tax

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s corporate franchise tax could be eliminated over a 10-year period if a tax cut compromise makes it to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk.

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Feingold kept the tax man busy during his Senate tenure

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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As Johnson and his allies like to point out, Feingold supported more than 270 tax increases during his 18-year tenure in the Senate.

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Wisconsin cracks top 10 on national economic competitiveness ranking

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Economy, News, Regulations, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Wisconsin is one of the shining stars in this year’s edition,” said Jonathan Williams, vice president of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform.

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Denver overtime costs soar; one employee made $100K extra in 2015

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Colorado, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Overtime costs in Denver went up by $9 million last year, including employees who made more than their regular salary in overtime and one employee who in three years made nearly enough to buy the median Denver house.

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Scott Walker era has been good for most income taxpayers, report finds

By   /  March 22, 2016  /  News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Surprisingly the tax burden actually went up at the really high range,” Berry said.

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