Taxes

Christmas, Oprah and Butch Otter’s spending binge

By   /  January 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Health Care, Idaho, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Idaho Press Tribune political reporter offered some witty analysis of Gov. Butch Otter’s State of the State address, delivered last week in the Idaho Capitol. Kelcie Moseley, the former reporter, tweeted: Feel like Otter’s speech was very Oprah style this year. You get $10 million, and you get $10 million, and everybody gets […]

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West Fargo school assigned students to support raising taxes

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A public school in West Fargo made tax hikes an assignment for a group of high school students, telling them to write letters to local lawmakers.

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Amid low oil prices, North Dakota tax revenue $152 million short

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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North Dakota general fund tax revenues have come up $152 million short so far in the 2015-2017 biennium amid low oil prices.

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San Antonio prays for $2.7 million in state aid

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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San Antonio is seeking $2,667,539 for refurbishing three downtown venues before and after a Seventh-day Adventist church conference.

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Texans go naked as rates rise under Obamacare

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Higher insurance premiums are pummeling Texans in the age of Obamacare, and health-care analysts say ever-bigger increases are inevitable. Now Texans are getting out, opting to pay a penalty instead of digging deeper for coverage.

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What would another Russ Feingold U.S. Senate term look like? Taxing

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A review of Russ Feingold’s voting record shows a politician who built his U.S. Senate career on raising taxes and growing government.

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