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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Report: Three of PA's Largest Companies Tagged For Not Paying State Income Tax.

     
    What Do ... ... Air Products & Chemicals, Comcast and H.J. Heinz all have in common? They're among the 68 companies singled out in a new report for not paying state income taxes for at least one year between 2008......
  • The case for a graduated income tax in Illinois

     
    if Illinois were to adopt the same graduated income tax rate structure as Iowa, Illinois would raise $6.3 billion more in revenue than it does from its current five percent flat rate, while 54 percent—over half—of all taxpayers would pay......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Teacher pensions (Part Two)

     
    Joining me to continue a conversation about issues related to teacher pensions is Glen Brown, a retired suburban public high school teacher whose blog deals with education. Read part one of our exchange, which includes Brown's fill bio, here. To......
  • A form of sweet relief

    A form of sweet relief
    Tax day is a taxing holiday. Like most, it rolls around once a year — yet always comes as a surprise. Like most, it calls for preparation. Which is to say three months of procrastination, followed by a single frantic night of hunting and toting. It...
  • Humor Hotel: Paying taxes is a blast!

    Humor Hotel: Paying taxes is a blast!
    It's been a long, cold winter but spring is finally here. How do I know? I know because, just like last year at this time, it's a beautiful day outside and I'm trapped at my desk trying to figure out how to do my taxes. Let me amend that last statement:...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put merit first Re “UCLA said yes. Now, the hard part.,” Column One, Feb. 2 As a UCLA student, I am disappointed that our school has chosen diversity over merit. Though Karina De La Cruz's experiences are not to be made light of, they do not...
  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
  • A spending cap for California?

    A spending cap for California?
    Today's topic: While Sacramento does have a revenue problem, it also has trouble controlling spending. Given the Legislature's utter inability to restrain spending in good years, shouldn't any budget-reform measure contain a spending cap? The myth of...
  • Obama's double standard on bailouts?

    Obama's double standard on bailouts?
    Today's topic: Is there a good reason for keeping the Obama administration intimately involved in the firms it aids in Detroit but not the firms on Wall Street? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 Why good governments don't run industries Point:...