Budget and Tax News : Issue Archive

  • 2015 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports a bill is under consideration in the U.S. Senate to ease financial and investment regulations in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...
  • 2015 July Budget & Tax News

    The July issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, a credit rating agency headquartered in New York City, of Chicago’s government-issued bonds to one of...
  • 2015 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News reports U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Mike Enzi (R-WY) are reintroducing a proposal that would force online businesses to...
  • 2015 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports the Federal Communication Commission has adopted so-called “net neutrality” regulations, voting to regulate Internet service providers as utility...
  • 2015 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on reactions to President Barack Obama’s plan to increase taxes by $1.6 trillion in the 2016 budget. Economist Kyle Pomerleau of the Tax Foundation...
  • 2015 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports the automobile industry received nearly $10 billion more than it repaid after the 2009 bailout. Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at the...
  • 2015 January Budget & Tax News

    The January 2015 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the $1.1 trillion spending bill Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed in mid-December. The measure keeps the federal government...
  • 2014 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports voters in the November midterm elections rewarded reform-minded governors for their leadership on budget and tax issues. Incumbents Nikki Haley of...
  • 2014 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s efforts to punish companies that engage in “inversions,” in which companies reincorporate in foreign countries with...
  • 2014 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the looming (September 2014) expiration of the federal government’s surface transportation program and what Congress might do to ensure it does...
  • 2014 July Budget & Tax News

    The July issue of Budget & Tax News reports all three major credit rating agencies – Fitch, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s Investors Service – have issued stern warnings to Pennsylvania...
  • 2014 June Budget & Tax News

    Two years ago, when Rhode Island passed bipartisan legislation to reform a state pension system that threatened to bankrupt the state, it was hailed as an example for other states to follow. Now, as...
  • 2014 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports the Tax Reform Act of 2014, proposed by U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), would reduce the number of tax “loopholes”...
  • 2014 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the release of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s “Blueprint for Prosperity,” the centerpiece of which is a tax cut package of more than $800 million....
  • 2014 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the approval of the first federal budget since 2009, noting it received a lukewarm response even from many supporters and outright opposition...
  • 2014 January Budget & Tax News

    The January issue of Budget & Tax News reports on a special two-day session of the Washington State legislature during which lawmakers approved approximately $8.7 billion in incentives for The...
  • 2013 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to give 100 percent relief to approximately 2,500 small business investors who had been threatened with...
  • 2013 October Budget & Tax News

    President Barack Obama proposed to Republicans a “grand bargain” on taxes that he said would spur jobs and income growth, especially for lower- and middle-income Americans. But early responses to his...
  • 2013 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on efforts to rein in crony capitalism in the Community Development Block Grants program in St. Louis. Federal government funds for blight-...
  • 2013 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports some observers find it ironic that U.S. companies like Apple are being taken to task for allegedly using “offshore tax havens” to avoid paying U.S....
  • 2013 July Budget & Tax News

    The July 2013 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service that exploded into the headlines in mid-May. As investigations continue, the implications...
  • 2013 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the growing controversy over the Marketplace Fairness Act, which critics say represents “an enormous expansion in state tax collection authority”...
  • 2013 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports baseball’s Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, may get a $300 million makeover paid for by the owners themselves rather than taxpayers. Local...
  • 2013 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell’s controversial proposal to end the state’s gasoline tax and replace it with higher sales taxes and fees. Neither...
  • 2013 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports Michigan became the nation’s 24th right-to-work state when Gov. Rick Snyder signed landmark legislation in mid-December. David Denholm of Public...