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Taxpayer group sues Mich., says it owes cities millions
Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government says incorrect formula is being used to calculate revenue sharing       
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Metro cities sue Michigan, say they’re owed millions
Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government says incorrect formula is being used to calculate amount shared       
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Airport tax cut brings planes, but revenue yet to take off
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A city's steep tax cut has succeeded in getting more planes to park at the local airport. But officials are still waiting for tax revenues to grow. The Daily Press newspaper on Tuesday reported ( that city officials in Newport News expect proceeds to increase ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Taxation Virginia Hampton Roads Newspaper Public finance Public transport Time Airport
Stocks seesaw after GOP pulls health care bill
Washington sent US stocks on a wild ride on Friday afternoon after President Trump asked Republicans to pull their health care bill. After rising and falling less than 50 points for much of the day, the Dow Jones industrial average fell about 75 points in a matter of minutes around 3 p.m., just as the...
-1 points by New York Post | Dow Jones Industrial Average Tax Dow Jones & Company Bill Clinton Dow Jones Indexes New York Stock Exchange Charles Dow Public finance
Residents push back against Concord school budget
Concord school board members got an earful from the public at the second hearing on their $79.5 million budget proposal Wednesday night.Residents said they came to push back against the board’s tentative decision to not include an expansion to full-day kindergarten in next year’s budget. But many al...
109 points by Concord Monitor | United States Tax Public finance Board of directors Concord High School Proposal of marriage The Republican District
Developer withdraws tax break application that would have saved city official tens of thousands
The city’s finance director would have received a tax break worth tens of thousands of dollars if a subsidy requested by the developer of the Sacred Heart Church had been approved.Deputy City Manager Brian LeBrun plans to buy a $300,000 condominium at the converted Gothic Revival church, he confirme...
30 points by Concord Monitor | City council Condominium Councillor Sacred Heart Hearing Public finance Real estate
Balancing budget priorities [Commentary]
I visited New York City Wednesday, March 29 with Council Chairman Jon Weinstein and Council member Greg Fox to present Howard County's financial picture to the nation's top bond rating agencies. This annual trip is critical to assure Moody's, Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings that we are on strong...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Bond credit rating Howard County Maryland Public finance Investment Bond Budgets New York City Keynesian economics
LETTER: UNLV athletic deficit calls into question benefit to students
The cost of the athletic programs — scholarships, coaches, travel, facilities, etc. — doesn’t come close to making sense in the big picture.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | University English-language films The Bill Student Athletic Tax Employee benefit Public finance
Illinois AG to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing budget impasse.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Tax Public finance United States Government debt Deficit United States Senate Taxation in the United States Barack Obama
Global Risks Begin to Recede
It isn’t only in the U.S. that economic spirits are looking up, Greg Ip writes. Around the world, confidence is on the rise.
351 points by The Wall Street Journal | New Deal Donald Trump United States Fiscal policy Monetary policy European Union Public finance Ivana Trump
Brazil lawmakers to vote new amnesty plan on Wednesday: governor
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Lower House of Congress on Wednesday will vote to reopen a program that gives criminal amnesty to Brazilians holding undeclared assets abroad if they pay a tax and fine, said a governor leading a group of states demanding help to cover their widening fiscal deficits.
-2 points by Reuters | United States Congress Reuters Tax Public finance Thomson Reuters Deficit Federal government of the United States Brazil
Rising Medicaid costs fuel much of Colorado legislature’s $105 million spending increase
Colorado lawmakers are poised to approve an additional $105 million in spending for the current year, even as a budget shortfall looms. Here’s a look at where the money would be spent.
16 points by The Denver Post | Public finance Tax Government spending United States Senate Bill Clinton Federal government of the United States United States Congress Fiscal year
Swiss Voters Reject Corporate Tax Overhaul
Swiss voters rejected a corporate tax overhaul plan backed by the government, casting uncertainty over hopes to bring the country’s tax policies in line with international norms while maintaining global competitiveness.
177 points by The Wall Street Journal | Tax Public finance Government Anarcho-capitalism Property
David M. Smick: Trump's 'phenomenal' tax reform
If Donald Trump is going to deliver on his tax reform promises, he's going to have to make some hard political choices, writes David Smick
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Gov. Wolf’s leap to a parallel universe

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Wolf proposes a familiar shale gas tax and gets a familiarly cold response
Gov. Tom Wolf is again trying to raise revenue for the state budget by proposing a tax on shale gas production identical to the one he pitched and eventually dropped from budget negotiations last year.
1529 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Taxation Shale gas Natural gas Petroleum Public finance
House panel votes to end taxpayer money for presidential campaigns
Only two presidential candidates took public money in the 2016 cycle.       
30 points by USA Today | Democratic Party Tax United States House of Representatives Republican Party President of the United States Public finance Bill Clinton Government spending
The Latest: Wolf seeks cuts, shale tax to plug budget gap
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal for Pennsylvania's 2017-18 fiscal year (all times local): ___ 11:25 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is gambling he can balance next year's state budget by saving huge sums in human services programs and persuading the Republican-controlled Legislature ...
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APNewsBreak: Snyder to propose saving $260M, not tax cuts
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - As Republican lawmakers push for an income tax cut, Gov. Rick Snyder instead will propose growing Michigan's savings account to $1 billion. State budget director Al Pscholka told The Associated Press Tuesday that Snyder wants to add a "sizable" $260 million to the budget stabilization, or ...
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Britain in line for decade of austerity & highest tax burden in 30 years, think tank warns
As the UK faces another decade of austerity, Britain’s tax burden is to hit its highest level since Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, a leading think tank has warned. Read Full Article at
-2 points by Russia Today | Tax Public finance Economics Deficit Margaret Thatcher Taxation in the United Kingdom Taxation Tax incidence
Wolf to present budget aimed at closing a $3 billion gap
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his vision for the next state budget this morning, detailing how he intends to close a daunting $3 billion deficit.
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Moody's says New Mexico budget woes weakens school finances
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A credit rating agency says New Mexico's decision to draw down cash balances at public schools to plug a state budget deficit has weakened the financial footings of many school districts. An analysis by Moody's Investors Services on Monday said further declines in state aid ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Credit rating New Mexico Standard & Poor's High school Credit rating agency Public finance Texas State
Big budget mystery: Where will Wolf get $2B in cuts, savings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The $2 billion question in Gov. Tom Wolf's forthcoming budget proposal will be how he arrives at that amount in cuts and savings to help wipe out a huge deficit. That figure would theoretically allow Wolf to balance the budget without needing a major tax increase ...
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LETTER: Springs Preserve just another local boondoggle that costs taxpayers
The moral of the story is to have funding in place before something is built rather than rely on taxation. In the meantime, we will be paying down $140M in construction debt for another 20 years.
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The budget speech Gov. Wolf could give

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West Virginia Senate leader says tax overhaul considered
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The leader of West Virginia's Senate says lawmakers will consider overhauling the state's tax structure this year, including a possible shift from an income tax to a consumption tax. Senate President Mitch Carmichael says he has appointed a special committee to examine possible revisions with its ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Tax Tax exemption United States Public finance Progressive tax Value added tax Legislatures Speaker
New York’s next tax giveaway to the rich
Bad enough that New York state hands out $420 million a year of taxpayers’ money to the film industry. Will Gov. Cuomo now dump another $50 million a year on music and gaming companies? The gov has until Nov. 27 to veto a bill that would do just that. Pray that he does. The bill...
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Russia approves 3-yr federal budget in first reading
Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved the budget draft for 2017 to 2019 submitted on Friday. Read Full Article at
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The Latest: Louisiana looks into another debt refinancing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on Louisiana's continuing budget gaps (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Louisiana officials are considering another state debt refinancing, hoping it may save the state some money as it struggles through repeated budget gaps. Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser, Commissioner of Administration ...
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Judge to hear arguments in lawsuit over Alaska dividend
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A judge in Anchorage is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker's cut to this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. The lawsuit was brought by state Sen. Bill Wielechowski and two former lawmakers. It contends the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. was ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Alaska Alaska Permanent Fund United States Permanent fund U.S. state Basic income Public finance Anchorage Alaska
Green Party’s Jill Stein gets a financial boost, thanks to taxpayers
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is barely registering in the polls, but in recent months, an infusion of cash has enabled her campaign to pay an award-winning advertising firm, host parties and rent office space in pricey Brooklyn.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Tax Finance Government spending Elections Public finance United States presidential election 2008 Election Democratic Party
Chicago: Are you staying or going?
Chicago's eternal struggle: Should I stay or should I go? More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago this year. The City Council just approved a new tax on water and sewer bills to pay for city workers' pensions. That's on top of last year's hefty property tax increase. Chicago Public Schools...
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Ask an Attorney: Personal finance 102, Budgeting for essentials
"Budget” is a scary word for some; it involves planning, math and discipline. But what is a budget? At the most basic level, budgeting means planning before doing. That’s it.
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Letter: Take action on unfunded liabilities
At core, this is a fundamental moral issue        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Pension Tax Retirement Deficit City Public finance
For N.H. Senate District 2 candidates, drug addiction requires more understanding, less jail time
When it comes to fighting opioid addiction, perhaps the biggest problem facing the state, the candidates eyeing the Republican nomination for the District 2 senate seat agree.But only to a point.Bob Giuda of Warren and Brian Gallagher of Sanbornton said treatment would be a better solution than pris...
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