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State Net Capitol Journal – February 22, 2016; Oil Price Collapse Pressures State Budgets
Posted on 22 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Oil Price Collapse Pressures State Budgets The collapse of oil prices is taking a toll on energy-producing states. As job losses mount in the nation’s oil patch, depressed oil and commodity prices are having a ripple effect... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 22, 2015; Some Republicans Embracing Tax Hikes
Posted on 22 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Some Republicans Embracing Tax Hikes After Republicans swept into control of 29 governor’s offices and 25 state legislatures in the 2010 elections, they moved aggressively to cut spending and taxes. The cuts continued the... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 9, 2015; Louisiana Governor Proposes Tax-Credit Changes
Posted on 9 Mar 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes LA GOV PROPOSES TAX-CREDIT CHANGES: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) administration proposed a 2016 budget last month that included deep cuts that would close community health clinics and historic sites, as well as force more... Read More

Will Developed Countries Learn to Tax?
Posted on 6 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

In 1963, Nicholas Kaldor published a paper in Foreign Affairs about the ongoing fiscal problems of poor countries, entitled " Will Underdeveloped Countries Learn to Tax? " It turns out Kaldor should have aimed this advice at his own country... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – January 19, 2015; Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE FATE OF CO TABOR: Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights — requiring lawmakers to obtain voter approval to raise taxes and to issue refunds to taxpayers when revenues grow faster than inflation... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – Pennsylvania Budget Stalemate Continues
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PA Budget Stalemate Continues Pennsylvania’s Republican-led House and Senate passed an $11-billion stopgap budget last month, seeking to end the state’s nearly three-month-long budget impasse. But as he did on June... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 23, 2015; Will Indiana Become First State To Ban Internet Tax?
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Will IN Become First State To Ban Internet Tax? State and local governments are currently banned from taxing access to the Internet by the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act, enacted in 1998 and extended several times since. But... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 15, 2016; Snyder Proposes $195 Million for Flint
Posted on 16 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Snyder Proposes $195 Million for Flint Amidst a chorus of boos from protestors, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled his $54.9 billion FY 2017 budget proposal to lawmakers, a plan that includes $195 million to address the ongoing... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – October 12, 2015; Utah’s Gas Tax Hike Strategy
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes UT’s Gas Tax Hike Strategy Nearly every state in the nation is struggling to maintain its aging transportation system. But Utah is one of just seven states (the others are Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – July 6, 2015; Puerto Rican Debt Threat to U.S. Cities, States
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Puerto Rican Debt Threat to U.S. Cities, States In an interview with The New York Times last month, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said the U.S. commonwealth wasn’t able to pay its roughly $72 billion in... 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

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

State Net Capitol Journal – March 16, 2015; States Consider Taxing Non-Profits
Posted on 16 Mar 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes States Consider Taxing Non-Profits Under Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) proposed budget, nonprofits in the state would lose their exemption from local property taxes. LePage’s plan is to lower the state income tax from... Read More