Budget and Tax News : Issue Archive

  • February 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The February 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights state and federal-level debates over the minimum wage. Also on page 1: In their haste to view the Democrats' takeover of the House and...
  • March 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The March 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights pension reform efforts in Illinois, New Jersey, and elsewhere. On page 1 of this issue: Michigan voters overwhelmingly rejected a November...
  • January 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on a wide range of election results, including page 1 coverage of property rights initiatives (overwhelmingly approved by voters) and spending...
  • December 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The December 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights in several articles the relationship between taxes, tax cuts, and economic growth. On page 1: In its fall special session, the Utah...
  • November 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The November 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights privatization, reporting on the release of Reason Foundation’s 20th Annual Privatization Report and privatization efforts in recently...
  • September 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The September 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News features several articles on so-called "sin" taxes--excise taxes on such product as beer, wine, distilled spirits, cigarettes, and other tobacco...
  • August 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The August 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News reports that the federal budget deficit has fallen more than 16 percent over the past year, in a period of tax rates cuts and high levels of government...
  • July 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The July 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights targeted tax incentives, including Gander Mountain's efforts to oppose them, the U.S. Supreme Court's dismissal of the Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler...
  • June 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The June 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights the need for Medicaid reform and the impact of the program on state budgets. Illinois, New York, and North Carolina are among the state reform...
  • April 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The April 2006 issue recognizes Tax Day 2006 with several stories on the IRS and federal income tax reform. We look at the National Taxpayer Advocate's latest report to Congress, the alternative...
  • March 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The March 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News features extensive coverage of public-sector pension issues. While Adam Summers of Reason Foundation warns the crisis is worsening, Keith Brainard of the...
  • January 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on how the TABOR movement is picking up steam across the country, with Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin among the states working for...
  • December 2005 Budget & Tax News

    In key ballot battles reported in the December issue of Budget & Tax News Colorado voters gave up nearly $4 billion in TABOR tax rebates; California voters rejected a proposed TABOR measure...
  • October 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The October 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News offers wide-ranging coverage of public employee pensions, pork in the federal budget, and the steady growth of privatization in states across the...
  • September 2005 Budget & Tax News

    According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, reported in the September 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News, state tax revenues are climbing much faster than initial estimates in most states. States...
  • August 2005 Budget & Tax News

    More than one million Oklahoma taxpayers will receive tax rebates later this year, thanks to a historic tax cut measure signed by the governor on June 8 and reported in the August 2005 issue of...
  • July 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The July 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News addresses the possibility that two lawsuits--the Kelo decision pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and a district court suit against the Cincinnati...
  • June 2005 Budget & Tax News

    As 2005 legislative sessions near a close in many states, the June issue of Budget & Tax News reports a flurry of activity on TELs and TABOR, budget deficits, cost-cutting, and tax-hiking. Among...
  • April 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The April 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News features an update on Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a municipality has the authority to...
  • March 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The March 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News opens with coverage of President George W. Bush's State of the Union address, during which he called for sweeping changes to Social Security. A Cato...
  • February 2005 Budget & Tax News

    A new study assessing what states are doing right and wrong to address Medicaid finance and fraud issues tops page 1 of the February 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News. Produced jointly by the...
  • January 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News leads with a November election wrapup by Sandra Fabry of Americans for Tax Reform, who reports "taxpayers gained significant ground as tax hikes were...
  • December 2004 Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News considers whether President George W. Bush's second term will bring dramatic tax reform, as he has pledged. Social Security reform, a national sales tax,...
  • November 2004 Budget & Tax News

    The November 2004 issue of Budget & Tax News reports the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of local governments using eminent domain to aid private developments in order to...
  • September 2004 Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News features a Tax Foundation report on the spread of "jock taxes," which 20 states and half-a-dozen cities have adopted in order to extend their income taxes...