November 2006 Budget & Tax News

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November, 2006
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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 incorporated Sandy Springs, Georgia.

On page 1:

  • In his first veto in 17 years as mayor, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley vetoed the city council-approved “big box” wage ordinance.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2005 median weekly earnings for full-time government workers averaged $758, compared to $625 for those in the private sector.
  • The former mayor of a city of 7,000 people trounced Alaska’s incumbent governor to win the Republican Party nomination for the November general election.
  • Voters in Seattle, Washington will have an opportunity to block the NBA Supersonics’ shot at possible tax subsidies for a new stadium.

Also in this issue: a tax hike battle in Minnesota, how the Annie E. Casey Foundation has helped reform state social service agencies, targeted tax hikes across the country, efforts to end Congressional earmarks, Gov. Jeb Bush vetoes a car rental tax surcharge, tax and spending limitation efforts, IRS and NEA reform, and more.

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