PA lawmakers offer up tax breaks for small businesses

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HELPING THE LITTLE GUY: A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed changing the state tax code to help small business owners.

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
As people across the country rushed to file their tax returns on time Tuesday, a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers offered up a package of legislation that could make the process more palatable for small business owners in the future.
One proposal, from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, would allow small business [...]

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IL gas-station owners losing patience over tax increases

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Most gas stations make more money on a $2 bag of ice than on a $3.55 gallon of gas. A tax increase, station owners say, would kill their businesses.

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Oklahoma’s economic outlook slips from 14th to 21st

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog
OKLAHOMA CITY – Is Oklahoma in the midst of good times and headed for better?
Or, are residents enjoying a strong economy, but standing on the verge of retrograde motion in competitiveness?
In the seventh annual assessment of economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council, released Tuesday, the state garners [...]

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IRS holds refunds to recover parents’ Social Security

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SOCIAL INSECURITY: Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Plano, wants answers about withheld tax refunds.

On this April 15, and every other day, the IRS is seizing millions of dollars of alleged Social Security overpayments from children of dead beneficiaries.

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Poor state: Vermont on skid row when it comes to economic outlook

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POOR STATE: Vermont offers little economic hope according to a new report on state fiscal policy.

If lawmakers don’t do something soon, fed-up Vermonters may just pack their things and head to Utah. That’s because Vermont has one of the worst economic outlooks in the nation according to new report that ranks states on economic competitiveness, while Utah has one of the best. When it comes to tax and regulatory policies that produce economic growth, Vermont ranks 49th in the nation. The ranking appears in the 2014 Rich States, Poor States report released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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