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NY Times

Gov. David A. Paterson will propose a $4 billion package of taxes and fees on a range of items, from sugary soft drinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi to luxury items like furs and boats, when he unveils his plan to close a deficit that has ballooned to

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Christian Science Monitor

Banged out in secret meetings, a $1.75 billion taxpayer-funded plan to buy 187,000 acres of US Sugar's cane fields in the Lake Okeechobee basin marks one of the largest conservation buyouts of a major industry in the US, promising to break

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CNET

In 2008 alone, at least nine states have considered digital download taxes, and at least five of those states have enacted them into law: Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah, Indiana, and South Dakota

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NY Times

The court-appointed receiver in charge of bringing California’s prison health system into compliance with federal constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual treatment of prisoners said Wednesday that he would ask a judge to seize $8 billio

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Espresso Pundit

The Governor used her weekly press conference to blast the Majority Rule initiative. That's the proposal to change the Constitution so that a majority of the electorate has to approve tax increases. Under the current system, if half of the voter

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WCBS TV

Now some lawmakers in New Jersey are considering taking food taxes a step further and install a proverbial "sin" tax on fast food. The thought of taxing a Big Mac came up at a Hospital Association meeting to help fund struggling hospitals.

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Bloody Mary Breakfast

We must be getting close to April 15. I can tell because the California Attorney General, Jerry Brown, is holding press conferences decrying the evils of refund anticipation loans (RALs) at H&R Block.

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AP

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano says the deployment of new photo radar enforcement technology on state highways is all about public safety. But her proposed state budget counts on the speeding fines to help erase a projected revenue shortfall.

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AP

The state Legislature agreed early Monday to raise the income tax and expand the sales tax to services in a deal with the governor that quickly ended a partial state government shutdown. For a little more than four hours, fewer state police

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AP

Starting today, state Department of Revenue agents will begin stopping Tennessee motorists spotted buying large quantities of cigarettes in border states, then charging them with a crime and, in some cases, seizing their cars. Critics say the new

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Thought-Criminal

Enter researchers from the Univ of Iowa Public Policy Center, who have developed a system for charging you by the distance traveled, instead of by the gallon of fossil fuel. 2,700 drivers from Maryland,Texas,North Carolina,Idaho, and California

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Center for Small Government

Who would ever guess that in 2002, 45.3% voted to end the Income Tax in Massachusetts. This is going to be on the ballot again in 2008. With the Ron Paul campaign in full gear, one just never knows.

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