More Taxes Articles

  • Tulsa looks to tackle $10 million budget shortfall

    The day after Dewey Bartlett Jr. won a second term as Tulsa mayor last year, he was asked about the estimated $6.4 million budget shortfall the city was dealing with at the time. Bartlett replied then that he thought Oklahoma's second-largest city could manage its way out of the deficit hole...

  • New Jersey Democrats accuse Chris Christie of trying to raise taxes

    Democrats are accusing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of trying to create new taxes, for a change.

  • Big Ideas: On Elizabeth Warren, coal ash and the debt

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should hike taxes on families and small businesses making more than $1 million, then use the tax revenue to let debt-ridden students refinance their college loans.

  • Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars

    A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation casts "serious doubt" on effort by nanny state legislators to curb obesity through tax increases on sweet sodas and energy drinks, finding in some cases that people simply shift to other sweets--and gain weight.

  • Report: Obamacare subsidies to double tax credits to more than $200 billion a year

    Refundable tax credits, which already cost the federal government more than it spends to fund the Department of Education, are set to double to more than $200 billion a year once all of the Obamacare subsidies kick in, according to a new report from the independent Tax Foundation. The report...

  • South Carolina House gives key approval to $7b spending plan

    Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan approved late Tuesday, but Democrats criticized the plan as still not meeting the state's obligation to education.

  • Louisiana lawmakers open hearings on $25b state budget

    Lawmakers who began unraveling the details Tuesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion budget proposal learned they have more shortfalls to address this year before they piece together next year's spending plans.

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich's tax, education changes on tap

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to release details of an ambitious election-year policy document that addresses taxes and education and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.

  • More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance

    With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.



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