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Portland Press Herald(ME)

Maine's tax system has an outsize impact on the least well-off households. Increasing the income tax would help. (Seeing how a single person who earns $17,500/yr, and is taxed at the highest marginal rate of 8.5%, maybe this should be more of a

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Forbes

Gov. Ed Rendell late Sunday ordered a range of state government services shut down and placed about a third of the state work force on indefinite unpaid furlough.

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25,000 ''non-essential'' state employees, including those who oversee Pennsylvania's casinos, would be out of work early Monday if Gov. Ed Rendell and legislative leaders can't resolve their budget impasse by Sunday.

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Roth and Company

The group "Iowans for Tax Relief" has a name that belies its purpose. It supports special interest carve-outs and corporate welfare tax subsidies that shrink the tax base and raise the rates on the rest of us. It also refuses to even cons

The group "Iowans for Tax Relief" has a name that belies its purpose. It supports special interest carve-outs and corporate welfare tax subsidies that shrink the tax base and raise the rates on the rest of us. It also refuses to even consider elimina

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Worldnetdaily

With summer travel in full gear and motorists more conscious of the price of gasoline than ever before, few Americans realize that up to 60 cents of the cost per galling is the result of local, state and federal taxes.

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InfoWars.com

The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

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Many government officials are very concerned about the lack of taxing on the internet. If they create a permanent moratorium on taxing the internet then we we won't be able to tax it forever. This scares them. The government knows they are goi

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AP

Washington will join 21 other states that have passed legislation to become members of the Steal from citizens because they choose to purchase over the internet project. More than 1,000 companies have sold out to the state

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Bangor Daily News(ME)

Mainers could contribute to their favorite state government programs through the state Web site under legislation a Sabattus lawmaker proposed. Republican Rep. Scott Lansley said his is a serious proposal - even as he smiled at its name, the Tax Me

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USA Todau

At least 10 states have cut property taxes this year or are preparing to do so, part of a tax mini-rebellion that has been brewing alongside higher home prices. States are raising other taxes, especially the sales tax, and spending budget surpluse

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AP

Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed a $30 billion compromise spending plan to formally end a state budget impasse that spurred a weeklong government shutdown and shuttered Atlantic City's 12 casinos. The governor signed an executive order clearing the way

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BusinessWeek

About $20 billion is lost by state governments every year to uncollected online sales tax, according to independent accounting research company Bay Street Group. As states become aware of this monumental shortfall, they are beginning to aggressively

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Christian Science Monitor

The flip side of the real estate boom. Years of rising home values have boosted property taxes steadily. Now, homeowners across the US are fighting back. "Real estate growth and real estate boom seem to be happening all over the country and [pro

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Business Week

Every year, US companies collect billions of dollars worth of tax breaks from states and cities anxious to lure jobs and investment to their regions. Now this largesse is threatened by a US Supreme Court case brought by Ohio state's taxpayers

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Arizona Republic

Arizona Republic poll: a strong majority of state voters would forgo a tax cut to either invest the surplus in public programs like all-day kindergarten and state employee pay raises or sock it away in case the economy tanks again. [You'll believ

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USA Today

Tax scofflaws, beware. State governments are combining new technology with old-fashioned shame to goad delinquent taxpayers to pay up. Advocates of Internet shaming say it's an inexpensive way to capture millions of dollars and seek politically v

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Associated Press

CT Gov. M. Jodi Rell, flanked by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, signed legislation that imposes strict limits on campaign contributions and establishes a voluntary publicly funded election system.

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Washington Post

The view from Brad Wilder's hillside house is stunning. A town has taxed the view placing the value at $237,265 deeming it a bonus feature of his home, like a third bathroom or marble countertops, and ordered him to pay about $4,700 in property

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by Doug Bandow (Cato Institute)

Such is the tale spun by a Tennessee talk-radio host who helped stop the bipartisan drive for a state income tax. Tax Revolt offers a delightful read, detailing betrayal and deceit, insider maneuvers and public protests, and big-bucks lobbying and ho

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Associated Press

As post-Katrina gasoline prices hover near the $3 mark in the West, Washington state voters have a chance to overturn a 9 1/2-cent gas tax hike the governor and lawmakers green-lighted in a rush of optimism a few months ago to pay for a 16 year trans

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