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  • Tax system desperately needs retooling

    Tax system desperately needs retooling
    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...
  • Gas tax, gambling, still broke [Editorial]

    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...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.     Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
  • Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus

    Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus
    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...
  • Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire

    Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire
    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...
  • Tavares voters reject tax increase for new amphitheater

    TAVARES — City voters decided this week that an expansion of Wooton Park and a new 3,200-seat amphitheater was not worth a tax increase. On Tuesday, 53 percent of voters turned down a ballot measure to add an extra tax for homeowners to pay for the...
  • Too many voters rely on party labels

    One good thing about mid-term elections is that they give voters a chance to learn about new candidates without the distraction of the wild presidential race. One excellent potential elected official emerged from this season, and she is worth watching in...
  • Governments cut jobs, benefits to avoid raising taxes

    Local governments throughout Central Florida are bracing for a third consecutive year of tighter budgets as the tax revenue they depend on is reduced by falling property values. In response, they're eliminating staff jobs, curtailing benefits and cutting...
  • Charlie Crist: In favor of everything except taxes

    Charlie Crist: In favor of everything except taxes
    I am sitting with the editorial board, watching Charlie Crist deliver the perfect sales pitch in these turbulent political times. We have intransigence from the right and intransigence from the left. We have two warring factions in their concrete...
  • Fix universities so we can steal California jobs

    Steal California Jobs. That's my economic plan, and it sure beats what Alex Sink and Rick Scott are proposing. We have beaches, sun, clean air and 150,000 empty condos at $35,000 apiece. All we need are workers who can read and cipher. That's in my...