July 2006 Budget & Tax News

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July, 2006
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The July 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights targeted tax incentives, including Gander Mountain's efforts to oppose them, the U.S. Supreme Court's dismissal of the Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler case, and a North Carolina judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a tax incentives package for Dell.

On page 1:

  • May primary elections rousted scores of tax-hiking, pay-raising incumbents;
  • the telephone tax imposed in 1898 to pay for the Spanish-American War will end August 1 and consumers will get refunds; and
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill that will subsidize construction of a new stadium for the Minnesota Twins baseball team.

Also in this issue: car rental taxes, native rule for Hawaii, Estonia's economic miracle, Chicago considers mandating wage hikes, Sen. Tom Coburn slams colleagues for their budget-breaking ways, and more.

This issue also features a three-page reprint of the National Taxpayers Union's ratings for the 1st session of the 109th Congress.

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