| May 4, 2014
| 8:47 PM
The numbers are in, and they're eye-catching: Gov. Jerry Brown's "soak the rich" tax increase really did drench them.
And it made California's harmful tax volatility that the governor regularly rails about even worse.
Tax volatility — the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS
By Betsy Gara
Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date."
Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:37 PM
SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed rainy-day reserve is better than nothing, but it falls far short of what the state really needs to fix its cockeyed tax system.
The governor is attempting to treat the symptoms of revenue instability rather...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes.
With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
A tax on gasoline went into effect in Harford County and across Maryland on Monday, adding about 4 cents to the cost of a gallon. Next year, that will increase again, and the same thing will happen the following year, then in 2016, the final increase in...
| Feb 4, 2011
Look at your child, and think of college.
If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:09 PM
With the announcement of his proposed new budget, Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for the closing of the individual redevelopment agencies across the state, and tapping those redevelopment funds to fill a portion of the state budget gap.
Well, what exactly...
| Feb 17, 2011
Familiarize yourself with what is and what is not deductible when it comes to the things you own. And, better yet, some purchases can win you tax credits, which are far more valuable than any deduction can be. A deduction lets you reduce the amount of...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:43 AM
For at least a decade, officials in Bell arbitrarily required some businesses to make payments to the city totaling tens of thousands of dollars annually, in at least one case threatening a business owner with closure if he failed to comply, according...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:00 PM
President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show.
The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...