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State Net Capitol Journal – June 15, 2015; California Considering Prop 13 Reform
Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CA Considering Prop 13 Reform A bill introduced last week in California would overhaul Proposition 13 -- the landmark property tax limit initiative approved by the state’s voters in 1978 -- to allow regular reassessments... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 2, 2014; Pennsylvania Gambling Played Out?
Posted on 2 Jun 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PA GAMBLING PLAYED OUT? Born only eight years ago, Pennsylvania's gambling industry may already have reached maturity. The state legalized gambling in 2004. Its first two casinos opened in 2006. Four more opened the following... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 19, 2014; States Souring On Property Taxes
Posted on 19 May 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES SOURING ON PROPERTY TAXES: Not for the first time, Pennsylvania Sen. David Argall (R) is backing a bill that would replace property taxes levied by school districts with higher state income and sales taxes. But this year,... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 29, 2014; States Taxing Tourists
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES TAXING TOURISTS: State and local governments across the country are increasingly looking at charging seasonal residents higher property taxes than year-round residents for the privilege of enjoying their locales' scenic... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 7, 2012
Posted on 7 May 2012 by State Net

SNCJ Spotlight With Congress stalled, states work their own "Amazon tax" deals Like millions of Americans these days, Dena Davidson buys a lot of products online. From birthday gifts to home furnishings, she eschews crowded malls at... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 19th, 2012
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes WV COMMITS TO PAYING DOWN PENSION DEBT: West Virginia's unfunded pension liability - estimated at $10 billion last year - is one of the highest per capita in the nation. But the state became a standout on the issue in a very... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 9, 2012
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes RISKY PENSION INVESTMENTS NOT PAYING OFF: Hoping to boost their investment returns and shrink looming deficits, public pension systems across the nation have been turning to riskier investments, such as private equity and hedge funds... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 2, 2012
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PENSION SANCTITY MAY BE TESTED IN CA BANKRUPTCY: Financially troubled Stockton, California is currently in mediation with its creditors to determine whether it will file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy process is typically... Read More

The GOP Offers a Sound Tax Reform Program in South Carolina
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by David Brunori

The Republicans in the South Carolina House are preparing a significant reform plan that will vastly improve the state's tax system. Although details are sketchy, the plan will broaden the sales tax base by eliminating two thirds of the exemptions... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 7, 2012
Posted on 7 May 2012 by State Net

SNCJ Spotlight With Congress stalled, states work their own "Amazon tax" deals Like millions of Americans these days, Dena Davidson buys a lot of products online. From birthday gifts to home furnishings, she eschews crowded malls... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 9, 2012
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes RISKY PENSION INVESTMENTS NOT PAYING OFF: Hoping to boost their investment returns and shrink looming deficits, public pension systems across the nation have been turning to riskier investments, such as private equity and hedge funds... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 19th, 2012
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes WV COMMITS TO PAYING DOWN PENSION DEBT: West Virginia's unfunded pension liability - estimated at $10 billion last year - is one of the highest per capita in the nation. But the state became a standout on the issue in a very... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 2, 2012
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PENSION SANCTITY MAY BE TESTED IN CA BANKRUPTCY: Financially troubled Stockton, California is currently in mediation with its creditors to determine whether it will file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy process is typically... Read More

The GOP Offers a Sound Tax Reform Program in South Carolina
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by David Brunori

The Republicans in the South Carolina House are preparing a significant reform plan that will vastly improve the state's tax system. Although details are sketchy, the plan will broaden the sales tax base by eliminating two thirds of the exemptions... Read More