As state and local governments are slashing budgets, Arizonans are propping up public-pension systems that allow civil servants to retire in their 50s, receive annuities exceeding $100,000 a year, and collect pensions while staying on the same job,
Republican lawmakers are working on a plan to convert Arizona's progressive income tax to a flat tax. Many details, including the rate, are still being worked out, but state Sen. Frank Antenori, R-Tucson, said the idea is to create a predictable, equ
Arizona voters decided to keep two programs they approved years ago, rejecting measures that lawmakers say are crucial for balancing the budget. Lawmakers had banked on the passage of Propositions 301 and 302 to help dig out of a deficit that in S
NJ Gov. Christie cited lack of money in standing by his decision to kill a train tunnel connecting his state to New York City, a move that could force the state to repay $350 million it was given to start the nation's biggest public works project.
Tax officials throughout the Washington region are trying new and often extraordinary measures to collect tens of millions of dollars in delinquent payments, as huge projected budget deficits threaten to slash public services.
The two heads of Microsoft are finding themselves on opposite sides of a battle in Washington State over the imposition of a state income tax that would apply to only upper-income earners.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority chairman decided to pay the toll for a soldier's funeral procession out of his own pocket after pressure from the Patriot Guard. Private First Class Cody Board died when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan.
The state announced Monday it is selling 24 government office buildings — including the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Civic Center — to a group of private investors for $2.3 billion.
Funded and approved by the US Department of Treasury in 1943, this Disney featurette was to encourage every good American to do his "duty" and pay his taxes, which, at this time, were at an all time high. Those who do not wish to pay or don't pay it
Hour 1 & Hour 2 - John Perkins - author: "Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets IMPLODE - and What We Need to Do to Remake Them" / Hour 3 - Tom Jenney - Americans for Prosperity
The recession put a 3.1% dent in the personal incomes of NY residents, who endured their first full-year decline in more than 70 years. Paychecks or net earnings tumbled 5.4%, while dividends, interest and rent slid 8.4%, to a grand total of $908 bil
Final move for world government and destruction of middle class begins
The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.
The law the March of Dimes stumbled over is similar to statutes in most other states — arcane regulations that mean you are probably a tax scofflaw, along with just about everybody else who has bought something online. Roughly 80% of all adults
The state of Pennsylvania has stepped in to help its capital city Harrisburg avoid a default by advancing next year’s state aid so that the money can be used to make a $3.3m bond interest payment due this week.
New York state's construction companies will be subject to new criminal and civil penalties if they misclassify employees as contractors to underpay them or dodge taxes, Governor David Paterson said on Tuesday. In a statement issued after the bill
State Controller said without a state budget, California's government would be unable to pay its bills in late August. That means issuing IOUs to some people. Possible dates for IOUs could be either Aug. 27 or Aug. 31, when big payments to schools ar
There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions. The haves are retirees who were once state or municipal workers. Their seemingly guaranteed and ever-escalating monthly pension benefits are breaking budgets nationwide.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has state employees on the ropes. Growing public outrage over their pay, benefits and pensions has helped the Republican governor put state workers and their unions on their heels.
Lawmakers completed one of the latest budgets in New York State history on Tuesday night, passing a last piece of legislation that will raise an additional $1 billion — in part by increasing taxes on the sale of clothing and on a variety of businesse
New Jersey would close its centralized car inspection lanes and motorists would pay for their own emissions tests under a sweeping set of recommendations set to be released by the Christie administration today.New Jersey would close its centralized c
“This is what the state owes right now to schools, rehabilitation centers, child care, the state university — and it’s getting worse every single day,” he says in his downtown office. Mr. Hynes shakes his head. “This is not some esoteric budget is
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It's a simple concept: Money in people's pockets leads to that money being injected into a stalled economy, and that leads to market vibrancy in areas the government couldn't hope to reach through central planning.
North Carolina's efforts to collect sales taxes from online retailers could lead to government snooping on consumers' online shopping habits. The N.C. Dept of Revenue's audit of Amazon.com seeks private customer information the government doesn't nee
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Thousands of Rhode Island income-tax refunds are being delayed longer than previously reported because of state cash-flow problems. Overall, the state has delayed payment of about 53,000 individual income-tax refunds — totaling about $36.3 million —
New York Governor David Paterson on Thursday proposed lifting the sales tax on diet soda, while adding a new "sugar tax" to full-calorie drinks, in a fresh bid to boost revenue for the cash-strapped state.
Today, Arizona politicians went crying to the masses of slaves, begging for an increase in the amount of money they are able to steal from each transaction. "MORE MONEY," they scream, after previous Gov. Napolitano ran the state into the grounRead Letter
During the past several years, Tom Jenney, the Arizona Director for Americans for Prosperity, and I have crossed paths in agreement on many critical issues involving money and our state.