Budget and Tax News : Issue Archive

  • January 2008 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2008 issue of Budget & Tax News launches our sixth year of publication! On page 1 of this issue: The November 6 election results show a clear tilt toward limited government,...
  • December 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The December 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights tax hike proposals from Oregon through the Midwest to Washington, DC. On page 1: In the early morning hours of October 1, a few...
  • November 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The November 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News reports from Virginia and Washington State, where taxpayers have rejected tax increases. On page 1: The political heat wave over Virginia's new "...
  • October 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The October 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News leads with a report on the continuing budget battle in Illinois, where the governor and leaders of his own party have been at loggerheads since a...
  • August 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The August 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's use of the veto pen to reject 20 tax hikes and spending increases. Also on page 1: Citizens of Charlotte,...
  • July 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The July 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News profiles the civic commitment of Washington State philanthropist Michael Dunmire and North Carolina's Jobs for Life program. On page 1 of this issue:...
  • June 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The June 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights the growing need for Medicaid reform in the states. On page 1: Medicaid spending is expected to grow more than 6 percent in 2007, according...
  • May 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The May 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights the negative experience of Kentucky and New Mexico with gross receipts taxes--Kentucky’s has been in place since 2005, while New Mexico’s was...
  • February 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The February 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights state and federal-level debates over the minimum wage. Also on page 1: In their haste to view the Democrats' takeover of the House and...
  • March 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The March 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights pension reform efforts in Illinois, New Jersey, and elsewhere. On page 1 of this issue: Michigan voters overwhelmingly rejected a November...
  • January 2007 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2007 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on a wide range of election results, including page 1 coverage of property rights initiatives (overwhelmingly approved by voters) and spending...
  • December 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The December 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights in several articles the relationship between taxes, tax cuts, and economic growth. On page 1: In its fall special session, the Utah...
  • November 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The November 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights privatization, reporting on the release of Reason Foundation’s 20th Annual Privatization Report and privatization efforts in recently...
  • September 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The September 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News features several articles on so-called "sin" taxes--excise taxes on such product as beer, wine, distilled spirits, cigarettes, and other tobacco...
  • August 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The August 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News reports that the federal budget deficit has fallen more than 16 percent over the past year, in a period of tax rates cuts and high levels of government...
  • July 2006 Budget & Tax News

    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...
  • June 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The June 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News highlights the need for Medicaid reform and the impact of the program on state budgets. Illinois, New York, and North Carolina are among the state reform...
  • April 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The April 2006 issue recognizes Tax Day 2006 with several stories on the IRS and federal income tax reform. We look at the National Taxpayer Advocate's latest report to Congress, the alternative...
  • March 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The March 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News features extensive coverage of public-sector pension issues. While Adam Summers of Reason Foundation warns the crisis is worsening, Keith Brainard of the...
  • January 2006 Budget & Tax News

    The January 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on how the TABOR movement is picking up steam across the country, with Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin among the states working for...
  • December 2005 Budget & Tax News

    In key ballot battles reported in the December issue of Budget & Tax News Colorado voters gave up nearly $4 billion in TABOR tax rebates; California voters rejected a proposed TABOR measure...
  • October 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The October 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News offers wide-ranging coverage of public employee pensions, pork in the federal budget, and the steady growth of privatization in states across the...
  • September 2005 Budget & Tax News

    According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, reported in the September 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News, state tax revenues are climbing much faster than initial estimates in most states. States...
  • August 2005 Budget & Tax News

    More than one million Oklahoma taxpayers will receive tax rebates later this year, thanks to a historic tax cut measure signed by the governor on June 8 and reported in the August 2005 issue of...
  • July 2005 Budget & Tax News

    The July 2005 issue of Budget & Tax News addresses the possibility that two lawsuits--the Kelo decision pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and a district court suit against the Cincinnati...