More Taxes Articles

  • Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The state's four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted. The...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.

  • Missouri transportation projects approved for tax

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials pledged Wednesday to rebuild hundreds of bridges, pave thousands of miles of roads and improve dozens of airports and sidewalks around the state if voters approve a transportation sales tax next month. The state Highways and Transportation...

  • Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Sugary drinks have been under fire for years, with many blaming them for rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet efforts to curb consumption by imposing...

  • Government will take every penny you've earned so far this year: Examiner Editorial

    As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is one of political math and symbolism. By the...

  • Tax breaks cost Ohio $63 million last year

    An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.

  • California lawmakers OK stealth bomber tax break

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A corporate battle over a giant Pentagon contract to build stealth bombers spilled into the California Legislature on Thursday, as lawmakers grudgingly rushed through a $420 million tax credit for an aerospace contractor before adjourning for their monthlong summer...

  • Happy birthday, IRS?

    On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service will turn 61, a few years short of the average retirement age. Many Americans, when they get ready to retire, reflect on their career. I'd like to think the IRS, were it personified, might take a long look at its professional life leading up to its birthday.

  • Lower, fairer taxes would boost U.S. workers' prosperity: Examiner Editorial

    A new Tax Foundation analysis of workers' tax burdens in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that 31.3 percent of the average American worker's wages go to federal taxes. This puts the U.S. below the OECD average of 36 percent.

  • You've got mail and an IRS auditor knocking on your door: Examiner Editorial

    What would you do if you opened a piece of mail addressed to you, only to discover that it was clearly intended for one of your neighbors? Most people would stop reading and simply forward it. It would seem right and moral – if not legally required – to avoid taking advantage of or otherwise...

  • Anti-IRS group uses Democrats' defenses in new ad

    The ongoing scandal over IRS targeting of conservative groups has given new life to efforts to eliminate the agency altogether. A new 30-second digital ad from the Coalition to Repeal the 16th Amendment capitalizes on Democrats who have vigorously defended the IRS from what they call a "phony...

  • VIDEO: Marco Rubio touts his plan to turn around economy

    With the news Wednesday morning that the economy shrank by 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tackled issues he believes will help turn those numbers around.

  • CDC wants more cigarette taxes, regs as tobacco usage flattens, teens experiment

    The drop in tobacco use has bottomed out, and teens are experimenting more, prompting the CDC to call for new taxes, regulations and warnings to get Americans to finally kick the habit.

  • Big Ideas: On war powers, fruits and nuts, and overcrowding

    Sixty words have defined the last 13 years.

  • Americans are not serious about government debt

    The gross U.S. government debt now stands at $17 trillion, more than double what it was a decade ago. It's still expanding, as the Treasury pays out more than it takes in, and the shortfall is expected to grow over the next decade. So it's deeply gratifying to learn that Americans are "highly...



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