The Republican Majority Leaders for the state Senate and Assembly both said they’re close on a budget deal Friday. Yet their positions still sounded worlds apart in separate interviews with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader. Governor Scott Walker offered Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos the use of $200 million proposed tax cuts to instead […]
The state of Illinois is nearly $12 billion in debt, which has forced lawmakers to scramble for whatever sources of tax revenue they can. Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Launer has been portrayed in the media as Illinois’ Scott Walker: a GOP reformer trying to bring big state government down to size. Yet, if the latest proposal goes […]
PolitiFact’s decision to wholesale discount a sizable portion of Feingold’s voting record may be a creative way to reach their preferred outcome, but it is at best an uninformed – and at worst dishonest – way to hold elected officials accountable.
Is Montana’s tax system really fair? Media Trackers digs into the details.
Legislative committee approved Governor’s budget plan to hire 113 new auditors and tax enforcement agents to increase tax collections in Wisconsin.
After legislative changes reduced the amount Wisconsin income earners have withheld in state taxes from their paychecks, state income tax refunds have not surprisingly went down. But while the correlation between reduced withholdings and lower tax refunds may not surprise most, the liberal reaction to reduced income tax refunds shows just how much some liberals don’t understand how taxes are collect.
Lawmakers and trade groups alike are skeptical of a massive spending, taxing and fee hike proposed by the Department of Transportation
A study on state tax burdens published this month by Columbia University and the National Center for Children (NCCP) in Poverty has found that Montana has the third highest tax burden of any state for a family of four living at the poverty level, tied with Illinois.
Charlie Crist has released a campaign ad criticizing Gov. Rick Scott for lower property taxes that resulted in higher revenues for schools.
Floridians will soon pay sales tax on all Amazon.com purchases, and a federal bill threatens to impose new taxes on all Internet shopping.