A coordinated movement on the right to erect arbitrary spending caps modeled on Colorado's failed TABOR has suffered a setback in Maine, where a judge ruled that petitioners failed to submit enough signatures by the proper deadline.
The Maine Citizen Leadership Fund and its allies that are spearheading the opposition campaign issued a press release today making it clear that they will continue to educate the public in Maine about the danger of attempting to replicate Colorado's failed e
On the heels of plant closings by Ford and GM, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue needed something to turn around his manufacturing jobs performance. That something ended up being $400 million in incentives to South Korean automaker Kia to build a plant in Georgia.
The Kia plant is expected at best to create 2,500 jobs, less than half the number lost from the closing of the Ford and GM plants.
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, the man who ignores the plight of sexually abused children, is stepping up to defend his one-time employer: the tobacco lobby.
When a bill passed in Mississippi to eliminate the grocery tax by increasing the cigarette tax, Barbour vetoed it.
Every state with a sales tax imposes a tax burden on low-income families, but as a new report details, 19 out of the 42 states with income taxes levy taxes on two-parent families of four with incomes below the poverty line.
The report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights that some states impose the tax on those in severe poverty.
In Alabama, families with two children owe income tax when their earnings reach just $4,600.