Budget and Tax News : Issue Archive

  • 2013 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on efforts to rein in crony capitalism in the Community Development Block Grants program in St. Louis. Federal government funds for blight-...
  • 2013 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports some observers find it ironic that U.S. companies like Apple are being taken to task for allegedly using “offshore tax havens” to avoid paying U.S....
  • 2013 July Budget & Tax News

    The July 2013 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service that exploded into the headlines in mid-May. As investigations continue, the implications...
  • 2013 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the growing controversy over the Marketplace Fairness Act, which critics say represents “an enormous expansion in state tax collection authority”...
  • 2013 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports baseball’s Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, may get a $300 million makeover paid for by the owners themselves rather than taxpayers. Local...
  • 2013 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell’s controversial proposal to end the state’s gasoline tax and replace it with higher sales taxes and fees. Neither...
  • 2013 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports Michigan became the nation’s 24th right-to-work state when Gov. Rick Snyder signed landmark legislation in mid-December. David Denholm of Public...
  • 2013 January Budget & Tax News

    The January issue of Budget & Tax News reports Cigarettes, firearms, poker machines, and items purchased outside the county will cost Cook County, Illinois businesses and residents more under the...
  • 2012 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports an interesting case of government failing to be transparent: The Scottsdale, Arizona city council has voted to spend nearly $2 million for a new...
  • 2012 October Budget & Tax News

    The October issue of Budget...
  • 2012 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports President Barack Obama has asked Congress to take up legislation that extends for only one year the Bush-era tax rates, only for families earning...
  • 2012 August Budget & Tax News

    The intense political brawl that was the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election came to a quick and decisive end on the evening of June 5, with sitting Gov. Scott Walker retaining his seat by a...
  • 2012 July Budget & Tax News

    The July issue of Budget & Tax News reports Social Security has an unfunded liability of $8.6 trillion and will run out of money by 2033, three years earlier than projected just one year ago,...
  • 2012 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News reports property taxes have risen twice as fast as consumer prices in Cook County, Illinois since 2000, with the steepest increases in suburban Chicago. The...
  • 2012 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports a key piece of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s legislative agenda this year involves shifting some government employee pension costs away from the...
  • 2012 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports the findings of an independent panel named to evaluate California’s plans for high-speed rail. The group concluded the state’s proposed high-speed...
  • 2012 February Budget & Tax News

    The February 2012 issue of Budget & Tax News leads with a report on the overwhelming approval by Rhode Island lawmakers of a measure to change the state’s pension system to improve solvency and...
  • 2012 January Budget & Tax News

    The January 2012 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the looming bankruptcy – or will it be a takeover by the state? – of Harrisburg, capital of Pennsylvania. The city’s finances are a mess, at...
  • 2011 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has ended rail boosters’ hopes of getting a meaningful appropriation for high-speed rail in FY 2012,...
  • 2011 October Budget & Tax News

    The October issue of Budget & Tax News reports government workers in Wisconsin may be wondering whether their effort to recall six state senators from office was worth the price. The government...
  • September 2011 - Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the government “shutdown” that lasted nearly three weeks in Minnesota, ending in July when lawmakers and the governor agreed on a two-year...
  • 2011 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News highlights on Page 1 efforts by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to close the state’s $1.8 billion FY 2010 budget deficit without a net tax hike. Also in this...
  • 2011 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News covers the ongoing protests in Madison, Wisconsin, where thousands of government workers were staging sit-ins at the State Capitol building. More than a dozen...
  • 2011 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News leads with a report on the $7 billion tax hike passed by Illinois Democrats in the dead of night on the last day of the state’s lame-duck legislative...
  • 2011 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports on reactions to proposals (at the time the issue was written) to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Also in this issue: The Illinois Senate passed...