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State Net Capitol Journal – Chicago Mayor to Propose Major Property Tax Hike
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Chicago Mayor to Propose Major Property Tax Hike To help cover the cost of a big pension payment for police and firefighters next year and help shrink his city’s annual budget hole, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will reportedly... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – July 21, 2014; Philadelphia Cigarette Tax In Limbo
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PHILADELPHIA CIGARETTE TAX IN LIMBO: The cash-strapped school district and city of Philadelphia have been pushing for a bill imposing a $2 surcharge on every pack of cigarettes sold in the city to provide enough funding to avert... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 10, 2014; California Needs Bigger Entertainment Tax Credits?
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CA NEEDS BIGGER ENTERTAINMENT TAX CREDITS? Hollywood has long been the capital of the film industry. But California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D) said the state needs to boost its film and TV tax incentives to keep productions from... 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

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 – September 1, 2014; States Easing Way For Crowdfunding
Posted on 2 Sep 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Budget & Taxes STATES EASING WAY FOR CROWDFUNDING: Over the past three years, a dozen states have enacted laws or regulations allowing startups to raise investment capital through crowdfunding without having to go through... 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 – October 21, 2013; States Debate Benefit Of Red-Light Cameras
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES DEBATE BENEFIT OF RED-LIGHT CAMERAS: Communities in 24 states now have at least one red-light camera, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. But whether those cameras have made the communities' intersections... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 17, 2014; Colorado Recreational Pot Sales Trail Estimates
Posted on 17 Mar 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CO RECREATIONAL POT SALES TRAIL ESTIMATES: In January, Colorado's first month of legalized recreational marijuana sales, the state took in slightly over $2 million in associated taxes, according to a press release last week from... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 23, 2015; Trouble with Tax Cut ‘Triggers”
Posted on 23 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Trouble With Tax Cut ‘Triggers” In January, nearly every Oklahoma taxpayer earning more than $9,000 a year will receive a break on their state income taxes, thanks to a tax cut “trigger” the state instituted... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 14, 2016; New York Lawmakers Seek to Close ‘Carried Interest Loophole’
Posted on 14 Mar 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes NY Lawmakers Seek to Close ‘Carried Interest Loophole’ A pair of Democratic New York state assemblymen - Sean Ryan and Jeffrion L. Aubry - introduced a bill this month (AB 9459) that would raise state income taxes... 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 20, 2014; Gas Tax 'On the Table' In NJ
Posted on 20 Oct 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes GAS TAX 'ON THE TABLE' IN NJ: Since pledging in 2011 to use more cash and less debt to pay for his state's transportation needs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has put only $66 million of the $1.2 billion he pledged... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 3, 2014; Public Employers Skirting ACA Part-Time Worker Mandate
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PUBLIC EMPLOYERS SKIRTING ACA PART-TIME WORKER MANDATE: It's unlikely the authors of the Affordable Care Act ever imagined the law would lead public-sector employers to restrict the number of hours part-time employees can work... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 16, 2013; Budget and Taxes: States Rush to Land Boeing
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES RUSH TO LAND BOEING: After Washington machinists rejected a contract last month that would have guaranteed Boeing's planned 777X airliner would be built in that state, the company decided to explore other options for its... Read More