April 2005 Budget & Tax News

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April, 2005
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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 use eminent domain against private property owners for the purpose of enhancing its tax revenues.

Page 1 of this issue reports on funds mismanagement by a California government agency, school finance in New York City, a proposed vehicle miles tax in Oregon, and Medicare drug spending.

State budget and tax matters in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin are covered. The issue also takes up the supermajority movement in the states, Social Security reform, spending and the Bush budget, a proposed tax hike on air travelers, and U.S. participation in the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

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