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TAXES: State

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NY Times

Signaling that California is slipping deeper into financial crisis, the state’s controller said his office would soon be forced to issue i.o.u.’s to scores of the state’s creditors, as lawmakers failed to close the state’s multibillion-dollar shortfall.

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AZ Central

Unscientific poll shows a large majority of people using the AZ Central website want AZ to enact a "temporary" sales tax increase. [Well of course, don't you want a "temporary" tax increase to go along with all the other temporary tax increases?]

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J.D. Tucille

[FUNNY] Last year, Maryland deliberately slapped an (even more) onerous tax on higher income state residents in order to try to soak up some of the red ink in which state books are awash. State politicians and newspaper editorialists gloated

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AP

...state spending cuts so deep and so painful that they could rewrite the social contract between California and its citizens. They could also force a fundamental rethinking of the proper role of government in the Golden State.

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East Valley Tribune

Republican legislative leaders are proposing to fix part of their budget problems by taking $210 million that cities have collected from developers. All it does is put the burden back on the rest of the taxpayers — taxpayers whose own home prices inc

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East Valley Tribune

Companies can't escape paying state property taxes just because they locate on Indian reservations, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled. A judge writing for the unanimous court, said the Arizona Constitution requires that taxes be paid

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Just a Girl in Short Shorts

In a noble, if misguided, effort to help Nevada get out of its three billion dollar deficit, the legal prostitutes suggested the state collect a five dollar tax on their services. But a Senate Committee voted the proposal down. A coalition of femini

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East Valley Tribune

Arizona lawmakers are moving to alter the way the state computes what it withholds from worker paychecks in an effort to keep the government afloat. The measure, set for a vote, would have Arizona for the first time ever set its own schedule of withh

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CameraFraud

American Traffic Solutions to Unveil Overweight and Overheight Vehicle Photo Enforcement Systems at World Congress on ITS in NY. ATS is pitching a new revenue scheme to photograph and cite vehicles that are too tall or heavy:

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AP

Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs. A federal commission created by Congress to find a way to make up the growing

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Wall Street Journal

"My view is that cuts will become significant and touch enough people that tax increases will be more viable than they have been in the past," says Scott Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers in W

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