by Josh Israel Posted on March 2, 2015 Updated: March 19, 2015
But the state’s deal with Xerox to replace tax refund checks with Comerica-issued debit card has meant headaches and fees for taxpayers and raised concerns about excessive outsourcing.
by Bryce Covert Posted on February 19, 2015 Updated: February 19, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to delay a debt payment to cover a budget shortfall, which will end up costing the state more in the future.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 16, 2015
North Carolina's conservative state government is targeting college students and struggling homeowners for tax hikes, even as wealthier Tarheels have seen their tax bill shrink in recent years.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 12, 2015 Updated: February 12, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is proposing a slightly more moderate version of the disastrous business tax cut that has trashed Kansas' budget picture and undermined public services for its citizens.
by Alice Ollstein Posted on February 4, 2015 Updated: February 5, 2015
Even Republicans are calling the plan an "endless parade of nonsensical rhetoric."
by Travis Waldron Posted on February 4, 2015 Updated: February 4, 2015
President Obama's budget proposes the end of a tax exemption that puts federal taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing sports stadiums.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 22, 2015 Updated: January 23, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) proposal would save a few hundred million now and make Kansas' bills about $4 billion bigger down the line.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 20, 2015 Updated: January 21, 2015
President Obama's State of the Union speech will include some measures intended to address poverty and inequality. How effective would they be if they became law, and what problems are they designed to tackle?
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 13, 2015 Updated: January 13, 2015
The fiscal outlook in Kansas is bleak after the first couple years of Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) massive tax cut experiment, and he is expected to announce his plan to fix things later this week.
by Alice Ollstein Posted on January 12, 2015 Updated: January 13, 2015
"We have a tax code that reinforces the preference for wealth over work," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said.