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  • Weekly remarks: Obama on more American jobs; Mike Pence says U.S. debt now $44,000 per person

     
    Democrat says GOP hinders tax breaks for small businesses; Republican says Democrats won't stop spending, raising taxes....
  • Your Weekly ScamWatch

     
    Tax "relief" — The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers to use caution before paying so-called tax relief companies to help them negotiate tax debts. Many of these companies advertise on television and radio that they can reduce or eliminate......
  • Proposal to tax billboards, supergraphics heads to L.A. City Council committee for a vote

     
    A plan to ask voters to impose a new tax on outdoor advertisements heads to a committee of the Los Angeles City Council this week. The council’s Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday to review a plan......
  • Betcha can't name just one...

     
    Verbatim exchange during Sunday night's debate between Gov. Pat Quinn and his GOP challenger Bill Brady. Panelist Phil Ponce (WTTW-Ch. 11): Gov. Quinn, name one significant thing, one significant program that the state does now that it can no longer......
  • Carly Fiorina's spending-cut silence

     
    Big surprise: California GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina can't name any meaningful spending reforms she would propose to balance the federal budget and pay for extending the Bush tax cuts she supports. Watch her interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace:......
  • Governor debate: The quest for specifics and the search for plans

     
    Verbatim exchange during Sunday night's debate at Elmhurst College between Gov. Pat Quinn and his GOP challenger Bill Brady: Panelist Bruce Dold, Tribune editorial board: Senator Brady you’ve called for a 10 percent across the board cut in spending....
  • L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca supports bid to stop state from taking money from local coffers

     
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca continued his streak of political advocacy leading up to the Nov. 2 election, joining with other law enforcement officials Monday to urge voters to support Proposition 22. The measure would forbid the state from......
  • City OKs plan to reduce production taxes for filmmakers

     
    Tired of being spurned by more appealing suitors, the city of Los Angeles is hoping new tax breaks will catch the wandering eye of Hollywood’s filmmakers. On Tuesday, the City Council asked the city attorney to draft an ordinance that......
  • Meg Whitman's misleading campaign to pigeonhole Jerry Brown

     
    It's almost pointless to express dismay over less-than-accurate political ads, but occasionally a commercial comes along that is so intentionally misleading and false (but potentially effective) that it deserves a beating. Put Meg Whitman's recent "hide...
  • All those who willingly pay taxes they do not owe may point the finger. All others, shutup

     
    A new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee blasts Democratic U.S. Senatorial candidate Alexi Giannoulias for not having paid income taxes in 2009, similar to the way Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has been blasting his Republican challenger,...
  • Voters: 'Cut taxes, not services!'

     
    The latest poll (.pdf) from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale sounds familiar themes: One thousand registered voters were asked whether they supported or opposed cuts in certain state services as a way of...