The August 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's use of the veto pen to reject 20 tax hikes and spending increases. Also on page 1:
- Citizens of Charlotte, North Carolina will have a chance this November to overturn a special sales tax that funds mass transit.
- Two leading Congressional opponents of public-private partnership agreements for transportation have backed off earlier criticisms.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled labor unions must get permission from non-members before using mandatory dues for political purposes.
Also in this issue: logging subsidies, theme park subsidies, municipal wireless, 401(k)s for transit workers, school spending, lotteries, tobacco taxes, emergency clauses, minimum wage, immigration, unions, and more.
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