The July 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News profiles the civic commitment of Washington State philanthropist Michael Dunmire and North Carolina's Jobs for Life program. On page 1 of this issue:
- By a 107-0 vote, Illinois state representatives sent a resounding message of disapproval to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, rejecting his plan to impose a tax on business gross receipts.
- Proposals to expand gambling at Kentucky's famous horse racing tracks became the talk of the just-completed gubernatorial primary.
- All 15 Republican members of the California Senate and all but one of the 32 Republican members of the California Assembly have pledged not to vote for any tax increases during their tenure.
- Taxpayers who filed 1040 tax forms spent an average of $24.2 hours and $207 completing their returns this year.
Also in this issue: unions, spending transparency, privatization, telecom taxes, the Native Hawaiian act, tax-shifting rejected in Pennsylvania, federal government fraud and waste, and the Kennedy-Enzi tobacco bill.
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