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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tax receipts up in California, but corporations pay less than expected

     
    Tax receipts beat expectations for the second straight month in California, a piece of good news among other worrisome indicators for the state's economy. General fund revenues were 5.9% higher than budget estimates in May, according to a monthly report.....
  • 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:...
  • Burn notice: Seminoles charging cigarette tax too

    Smokers, beware: If you were eyeing Seminole resorts as a tax-free haven for cigarettes, think again. The tribe has begun charging the state tax on cigarettes for the first time since the state imposed it 66 years ago, coinciding with Florida's $1-a-pack...
  • 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...