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State Net Capitol Journal – September 2, 2013; North Dakota Leading Energy Tax Trust Fund Trend
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes ND LEADING ENERGY TRUST FUND TREND: When North Dakota officials created a fund in 2010 to set aside a portion of the state's oil and natural gas tax revenues for the future they predicted there would be about $600 million in... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 20, 2015; States Getting Worse At Revenue Forecasting
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes States Getting Worse At Revenue Forecasting States have gotten worse at forecasting revenues over the past three decades, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Rockefeller Institute of Government at... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 6, 2015; No Money For 2016 Primaries In Louisiana Budget
Posted on 6 Apr 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes No Money For 2016 Primaries In LA Budget There’s a good chance term-limited Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) will make a run for the White House in 2016. And last year he signed a law to move the date of the state’s... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 19, 2013; State Budgets Better...For Now
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATE BUDGETS BETTER...FOR NOW: This year was a good one for most state budgets, with revenues up by over 5 percent, far better than most observers predicted. That's the good news. The less good news is that, according to a report... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 9, 2013; Supreme Court Refuses To Hear New York 'Amazon Tax' Case
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR NY 'AMAZON TAX' CASE: On the same day that consumers were making Cyber Monday the busiest online shopping day in history (see Bird's eye view), the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions from... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 12, 2013; Massachusetts Approves Sales Tax Holiday
Posted on 12 Aug 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes MA APPROVES SALES TAX HOLIDAY: Last week, Massachusetts became the 18th state to approve a back-to-school sales tax holiday this year, when Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed legislation designating the weekend of Aug. 10 tax free. ... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 12, 2014; Amazon Sales Suffer From Sales Taxes
Posted on 12 May 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes AMAZON SALES SUFFER FROM STATE TAXES: Last year Amazon.com began collecting sales taxes on purchases by Tennessee residents because the Internet retailer operates distribution facilities in the state, including warehouses in Chattanooga... 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 – February 3, 2014; States Debate What To Do With Tax Windfalls
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES DEBATE WHAT TO DO WITH TAX WINDFALLS: Rising tax revenues — and election-year considerations — are ratcheting up debate in state capitols over whether to cut taxes, restore spending eliminated during the recession... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 17, 2012
Posted on 18 Sep 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes TOLL ROAD REBELLION IN MD: Many Maryland motorists appear to have little respect for the state's toll roads. Thousands are repeatedly blowing through the state's E-ZPass lanes without an E-ZPass transponder. One car... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 5, 2012
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SANDY'S ECONOMIC TOLL COULD TOP $20B: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose state was among those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, said last week that the damage from the storm was going to be "almost incalculable."... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 18, 2013
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STILL NO SEQUESTER DEAL IN SIGHT: In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama said both Democrats and Republicans agree that the $1.2 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester "are... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 16, 2012
Posted on 16 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CT PULLS PLUG ON MANAGED CARE FOR MEDICAID: The way states used to pay doctors and hospitals for treating Medicaid patients was by directly reimbursing them for the services they rendered. But spurred by criticism that the so-called... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 19, 2012
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes OBAMA FIRES OPENING BUDGET SALVO: At a meeting with union leaders and other liberal activists last week, President Barack Obama announced that he intended to begin budget negotiations with congressional leaders by calling for $1... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 10, 2013
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes KS TAX PLAN SPURS POLITICAL POSTURING: The Kansas Legislature passed a new tax plan last week that will gradually lower income taxes over the next five years but keep in place part of a sales tax increase approved in 2010 to get... Read More