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State Net Capitol Journal – January 25, 2016; Utah Looking to Force Action on Internet Sales Taxes
Posted on 25 Jan 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes UT Looking to Force Action on Internet Sales Taxes Utah Sen. Curt Bramble (R) said he and his colleagues will debate a bill this year requiring Utah-based businesses that sell on the Internet to collect sales taxes on those transactions... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – October 6, 2014; Yoga Community Takes Exception To DC'S 'Yoga Tax'
Posted on 6 Oct 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes YOGA COMMUNITY TAKES EXCEPTION TO DC'S 'YOGA TAX': A tax on health club businesses, dubbed the "yoga tax," went into effect in the District of Columbia last week. The funny thing about the new tax is that the... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 8, 2015; New Rules Could Swell States' Unfunded Liabilities
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes New Rules Could Swell States' Unfunded Liabilities According to a report last year from bond-rating company Standard & Poor’s, states have $529.8 billion in unfunded liabilities for health care and other benefits... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 7, 2015; Feds Say New Jersey Must Repay $32M in Medicaid Claims
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Feds Say NJ Must Repay $32M in Medicaid Claims The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said last month that New Jersey owes the federal government $32.2 million for improper Medicaid reimbursement claims filed for home... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 16, 2015; Movement on Pennsylvania Budget Impasse
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Movement on PA Budget Impasse A deadlock between Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and lawmakers has left the state budget-less four months into the current fiscal year. But the governor’s office and legislative leaders said... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 8, 2016; Costly Legal Cases Pending in Texas
Posted on 8 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Costly Legal Cases Pending in TX A pair of legal cases could have a big impact on budget decisions in Texas next year, when lawmakers meet again in regular session. One of the cases, set to go before the Texas Supreme Court... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 11, 2014; Pennsylvania House Cancels Vote On Cigarette Tax
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PA HOUSE CANCELS VOTE ON CIGARETTE TAX: The prospects for a cigarette tax bill providing emergency funding for Philadelphia schools were thrown into limbo last month when Republicans who control the state's Senate made some last... 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 – March 21, 2016; West Virginia Ends Session Without Budget
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes WV Ends Session Without Budget The last day of West Virginia’s 2016 regular session on March 12 didn’t resemble the frenzied pace of past final days due to the front loading of this year’s session with major... 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 – February 1, 2016; Final Pennsylvania Budget Unlikely Until After April Primary
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Final PA Budget Unlikely Until After April Primary Days before last Christmas - and six months after the start of the current fiscal year - Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf a... Read More