The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 170-162 today in favor of passing HB 492, a bill to legalize, regulate and control marijuana for adults over 21, becoming the first state legislature to approve such a bill.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a newly minted SWAT team. To be sure, the agency maintains that this “cadre of specialty teams” will focus on search-and-rescue missions. However, the way Game Warden Cullen Stakes is dressed
A proposed ballot measure to more than double California's vehicle license fee would raise $3 billion to $4 billion annually for state and local transportation programs, according to estimates by the Legislative Analyst's Office.
States are quickly learning that promoting electric cars is coming with a high price tag.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider throwing out New York state's taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon.com, a move that could change the way Internet commerce works.
The Boeing Co. was the beneficiary of a deal to end all deals this past weekend, when the Washington Legislature voted to extend $8.7 billion in tax breaks to the aircraft manufacturer stretching out 27 years until 2040.
They had $10 million in contributions, a barrage of advertising and support from usually warring factions of the educational establishment. But Democratic leaders were dealt a stinging defeat as voters resoundingly rejected an effort to raise taxes
A Colorado measure to impose sales and excise taxes of 25 percent on newly legalized recreational marijuana and earmark the first $40 million in revenue for public schools was approved by voters on Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper said.
Now if you don’t pay your taxes in New York, it could cost you more than just a visit from auditors.
In 2015 Oregon is set to launch a 5,000 volunteer pilot program that will tax drivers 1.5 cents per mile driven.
This year, I'm going as a much younger Tim Slagle for Halloween. Twenty years ago I recorded the bit that would become my signature. it has been copied by many, but there is no substitute for the original.
The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the funding America's major roads.
The electronic plate uses a wireless communications link to the Department of Motor Vehicles to confirm a valid registration. If the database says a car's registration is in order, the device will show the license plate number. If not, it will displa
That tax claim is only partly true. Texas ranks 48th among the states for the tax burden on individuals, according to a Texas business group that specializes in taxes and other fiscal and economic issues. But the state is 18th in business taxes, abou
This article is excerpted from Power & Market (now included in the Scholar’s Edition of Man, Economy, and State) where it was originally titled “Canons of ‘Justice’ in Taxation.”
During his time in Congress, Biden was one of the fiercest drug warriors in Washington. Here's a not-comprehensive list of policies Biden has supported over the years that I put together in 2008 shortly after Obama chose him as his running mate:
The Maryland political establishment– by far the zaniest left-wingers in state and local politics in America – is in a state of hyperventilation and panic over a new television ad by Governor Rick Perry of Texas. Tired of every last dime being wrung
Missouri’s Republican-controlled legislature failed to override Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of cuts in personal and corporate income taxes, slowing a political prairie fire that began in neighboring Kansas.
At the moment, seven states across the country don’t levy a tax on income, and North Carolina Republicans want to make it eight, according to a powerful member of the state legislature.
Stephen Acquario is a lobbyist who spends his time in New York’s State House. He is the executive director and counsel of the New York State Association of Counties. He earns $204,000 a year. Even though he is NOT a government employee
Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical politicians to fight against rich tax incentives from outside California
Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical politicians to fight against rich tax incentives from outside California.
Small business owners and residents in Mogadishu, Somalia are resisting tax collectors in the region by refusing to pay or even using violence to send a message to their nebulous government.
A Republican state lawmaker in Kansas says that he opposes cutting the taxes on groceries because it would be a form of “social engineering” that encourages people to buy food over other items.
WWE Pro Wrestling champion Glenn “Kane” Jacobs is about to deliver a mental smackdown on Tennessee’s Lieutenant Governor over a debate on the internet tax AKA the “Marketplace Fairness Act”! (Video Interview)
With a democratic super-majority, momentum is building in Sacramento for a sugar tax. The idea is to make sugary snacks and drinks just as expensive as their healthier counterparts. The controversial bill is before the State Senate's Government and F
Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property. The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The
Maryland lawmakers gave final approval to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years, acting to replenish a transportation fund that is rapidly running out of money for highway construction and long-planned mass-transit projects.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Kansas' "budget reality" will push lawmakers toward his proposal to cancel a scheduled decrease in the state sales tax. Brownback said legislators have limited options for stabilizing the budget while seeking tax cuts
Officers opened fire on the newspaper delivery women, piercing their pickup truck with more than 100 bullet holes.