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  • Haridopolos: Scott tax cuts, education funding, may get wacked

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos signaled Wednesday that the Legislature was unlikely to take up any big-ticket tax cuts this year given Florida's $3.6 billion projected budget shortfall, and that education could also face big cuts...
  • Lawmakers see a message as a voters shoot down tax plans

     
    Four Florida counties asked voters to approve sales-tax increases in November – and voters rejected every one. To some Republican legislators in Tallahassee, that’s more evidence that Floridians are stretched too thin. “No referendum passe...
  • City may soon roll out China's first property tax

     
    Chongqing, a sprawling southwestern municipality in China about the size of Maine, may soon introduce the nation’s first property tax. The plan, which was reported in state media Sunday, would be aimed at high-end housing, seen as driving increasingly...
  • Gloucester supervisors to consider spending money to fight GA bill

     
    Supervisors will discuss at their meeting Tuesday night whether or not to use $1,000 in taxpayer funds to help the Virginia Association of Counties fight a General Assembly bill introduced earlier this month. The bill would shift the burden of......
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delighted with a whopping 66% income tax hike; you'll never guess his party

     
    The Democrat says the government needs the money to cover spending....
  • From the archives: Chico walks the ethics line

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years from earlier this week) School reformer walks ethics line; Chico balances roles of lobbyist, education leader. March 12, 2000 By......
  • Weeks in review

     
    Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Mike Mulligan (WSCR-AM 670 The Score and Chicago Sun-Times), Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), David Greising (Chicago News Cooperative), Abdon Pallasch (Chicago Sun-Times)....
  • Should lawmakers get new state cars amid budget crisis? Tell us what you think

     
    Amid California's budget crisis, should lawmakers be receiving new cars? Patrick McGreevy of The Times' Sacramento Bureau reported that lawmakers have spent at least $259,000 in taxpayer funds on new sport utility vehicles and other vehicles for...
  • Plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies meets with stiff opposition

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate California's municipal redevelopment agencies as part of his proposed state budget has met with strong opposition at the local level. Critics say Brown's plan would take away one of the most potent tools city......
  • The can stops here -- Democrats' tax hike aims at ending years of game-playing in Springfield

     
    It was outrageous — cowardly and irresponsible, bordering on dishonest — what the governor and state lawmakers did on taxes and spending. I'm not talking about this week. I'm talking about the last two decades, during which elected officials of......
  • Taxing semantics

     
    During last year's campaign, then-Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown promised to let voters decide whether taxes should be increased to help close the state's yawning fiscal gap. The budget he proposed this week, though, doesn't raise taxes so much as it......