There has been much discussion about replacing the Income Tax with some other form of tax. While this idea has been around for a while and most of the people supporting it are well meaning, I want to examine if a replacement is needed.
New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period. Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million,
A Dentist was stunned when Vermont tax collectors began demanding a 6 percent sales tax on the value of toothbrushes and floss he hands out to patients. Senior care facility operator Jay Grimes was similarly surprised to get a $350,000 bill slapping
Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.
Police in Minnesota are picking people up and giving them drugs as part of a DRE program. After getting them high, the cops drop them off near Occupy Minnesota. This is raw footage of various exchanges between officers and participants in the experim
California Governor Brown was elected in 2010 on a promise to fix the state's chronic fiscal crisis. His announcement of a much bigger-than-expected shortfall in the state budget signals how far he still has to go.
A lawsuit waged in New York by a Massachusetts brewery is ending with a change that will affect independent beer makers from Buffalo all the way to the Big Apple.
The always-outspoken Doug Casey addresses a broader view of taxation and its costs to both individuals and society in general in this interview with Louis James.
General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and AMC Theatres enjoy deals to keep state taxes deducted from their workers’ paychecks. Foreign companies also enjoy such arrangements, including Electrolux, Nissan, T
The U.S. tax code is a complete and utter abomination and it needs to be thrown out entirely. Nobody in their right mind would ever read the whole thing – it is over 3 million words long
Friday morning, many Americans lined up outside their local convenience stores, hoping to pick the lucky numbers that would win the record-setting $640 million jackpot.
HB 3038 would repeal Oklahoma ’s personal income tax without increasing other tax rates or cuts in funding to core government services resulting in the state having the lowest overall tax burden in the continental United States.
Michael Shedlock writes about the granddaddy of property tax revolts that is now underway in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan.
A ederal lawsuit challenging Colorado’s 20-year-old taxpayer-controlled state budgeting process, known by its acronym, Tabor, is speaking truth to power, plaintiffs say, and challenging the assumption that voters always know best.
Already, in the budget submitted for the fiscal year starting in July, Brown proposed about $4 billion in cuts to programs he believes in such as welfare and child care. End-running the legislature on political reform is risky, however, and Democr
The Florida Department of Transportation is covering speed limit signs with plastic bags -- an apparent violation of federal guidelines that suggest speed limit signs be posted after every major intersection and paying for the troopers' presence -- a
Gov. Jerry Brown called on California voters Thursday to approve $6.9 billion in temporary new taxes, including a surcharge on big earners, as part of yet another bad-news budget proposal, this one for 2012. He warned that without those tax increases
Fifty more bushels of corn for the king
North Dakota citizens may abolish property taxes. Nearly 30,000 signatures were collected to place the people's initiative on the ballot in June, 2012 that would constitutionally abolish all property taxes in North Dakota.
"The downgrade of U.S. federal debt could result in de facto credit downgrades of some state-level…debt, which has been priced and rated as if the federal government were the backer of last resort,"
Judge Judy speaks out on where our tax dollars go in this case of Duane Brooks, Jr. who is scamming the government with all of his stipends, subsidies and assistance - and using none of it for what it was intended for.
State governments across America know the stakes for them are high in Washington's gathering debt-ceiling crisis but are finding few ways to hedge against the big losses they know are coming.
It’s been 10 years since L. Douglas Wilder, the nation’s first elected black governor, unveiled a plan to build the United States National Slavery Museum on 38 acres here. It was to be the only institution of its kind, housed in a soaring glass-and-t
The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among
Downtown St. Paul is suffering the Keynesian multiplier in reverse. Beyond the 22,000 public sector workers who are out of work during government shutdown, businesses that depend on government traffic have cut hours and laid off workers.
State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as A
Newport Beach lifeguard's lucrative salaries and pensions costing taxpayers millions each year. It's time for some common sense.
The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel ... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
The state funds that pay pension and health-care benefits to retired teachers, corrections officers and millions of other public workers faced a cumulative shortfall of at least $1.26 trillion at the end of fiscal 2009, according to a new report.