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State Net Capitol Journal – April 13, 2015; Lottery Success Spurs Backlash
Posted on 13 Apr 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Lottery Success Spurs Backlash State lottery sales topped $70 billion last year in the 43 states that have them, according to the American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. That sum represents more than 10 percent... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – July 20, 2015; Kansas Keeping Some Tax Credits Secret
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes KS Keeping Some Tax Credits Secret According to Kansas’ Department of Revenue, in 2013 the state granted $622 million in income and privilege tax credits, allowing taxpayers to deduct various qualifying expenses from their... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 10, 2015; States Embrace Earned Income Tax Credit
Posted on 10 Aug 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes States Embrace Earned Income Tax Credit As states continue to recover from the Great Recession, several are embracing a tax credit to help bring working families along. This year five states, including California and Massachusetts... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 1, 2015; Gas Tax Hike Coming to California?
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Gas Tax Hike Coming to CA? Raising prices at the gas pump is a risky proposition in California, where cars have always been king. In fact the state is one of only a few in the nation that haven’t raised gas taxes since the... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 10, 2014; North Carolina Department of Transportation Looking For Ways To Boost Earnings
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by State Net

NC DOT LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BOOST EARNINGS: North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to start operating more like a business. It's already planning to sell advertising and naming rights for DOT ferry boats and highway-helper trucks to... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 4, 2015; Transportation Funding Crisis Breeds Self-Reliance In States
Posted on 4 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Transportation Funding Crisis Breeds Self-Reliance In States The transportation funding crisis in the states is continuing to worsen. At least six states -- Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Montana, Tennessee, and Wyoming -- have... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 18, 2015; Pension Reforms Struck Down In States
Posted on 18 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Pension Reforms Struck Down In States Twice in two weeks courts have rejected state pension reform laws. On April 30, Oregon’s Supreme Court ruled that the reductions the state made to cost-of-living adjustments in 2013... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 3, 2015; Congress Settles On Highway Funding Extension
Posted on 3 Aug 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Congress Settles On Highway Funding Extension After battling over rival transportation funding bills for a week, with U.S. House Republicans favoring a five-month extension they passed last month and Senate Republicans preferring... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 11, 2015; Budget Surplus In California
Posted on 11 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Budget Surplus Surge In CA With the state’s economy continuing to improve, California lawmakers were expecting a budget surplus this year of about $2 billion. But last week Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D) announced that... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – July 13, 2015; Another Tall Transportation Order For California
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Another Tall Transportation Order For CA When it comes to the issue of transportation, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) main focus - beginning with his first pass through the governor’s office a generation ago - has... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 15, 2014; Inventory Tax Costing Louisiana Millions
Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes INVENTORY TAX COSTING LA MILLIONS: Every year Louisiana businesses pay hundreds of millions of dollars in inventory taxes to parish governments. The state then issues them a full refund. The state's inventory tax refund program... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 17, 2015; States Back Tax Breaks for Military Vets
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes States Back Tax Breaks for Military Vets Despite facing a budget shortfall this year, Maryland doubled its income tax exemption for military retirement pay to $10,000. And a budget hole forced Connecticut to raise taxes on its... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – October 19, 2015; Denver to Consider Local Tax for Higher Ed
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Denver to Consider Local Tax for Higher Ed A measure bound for Denver, Colorado’s Nov. 3 ballot would raise the city’s sales tax to help local college students cover the rising cost of their tuition. Supporters of... Read More