| Jan 11, 2012
| 8:18 PM
(AP) The top Democrat in the Kansas House says that if the state is going to cut taxes, it ought to focus on reducing property taxes.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence, gave his party's response Wednesday night to Gov. Sam Brownback's State...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It’s been one year since Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on a 67 percent income tax rate increase and Republican legislative leaders didn’t let the milestone pass in silence, gathering Thursday to warn that the temporary hike will...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:55 PM
If you talk with the “Yes on 38” campaign, they will tell you that your tax dollars will go towards educating children not towards Sacramento, but critics argue that Californians are already taxed enough.
By voting for Proposition 38, you&...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
How the federal debt would look in terms of a household
The information below cuts thru political hype and helps put things into perspective.
Let's remove eight zeros from the federal figures and pretend it's a household budget:
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Under the Maryland Dream Act, students who want to attend our community colleges or public universities at the in-state tuition rate must have attended a Maryland high school for at least three years. They must prove that their families filed state income...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 6:34 PM
In the great pile of email that arrived after last Sunday's column on millionaires who whine about "class warfare," there were numerous defenses of wealthy "job creators like Mitt Romney," and an equal number of attacks on "liberals like President Obama"...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:42 PM
In recent years, California's education budget has taken more than $20 billion in cuts. Anyone who claims wasteful spending is the only problem isn't seeing the entire picture.
We have a revenue problem too. According to Education Weekly, California...
| May 6, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Reducing income and sales taxes requires Kansas legislators to have faith that the cuts will stimulate economic growth as advertised, as even the most solid projections involve some guesswork.
A disagreement last week between the Le gislature's...
| May 9, 2012
The Kansas House has bypassed a compromise plan for reducing income and sales taxes and instead approved larger cuts, sending them to Gov. Sam Brownback.
The House voted 64-59 for legislation cutting individual income tax rates, exempting 191,000...