Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

ShareThis Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama‘ 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint […]

Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden

ShareThis Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden 21 Jun 2012 Sweden’s three nuclear-power plants raised their security-alert level Thursday, a day after explosives were found on a forklift truck at the Ringhals nuclear-power plant. Suspicious material about the size of a fist was found by personnel carrying out normal security checks with a sniffer dog, […]

Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden

ShareThis Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden 21 Jun 2012 Sweden’s three nuclear-power plants raised their security-alert level Thursday, a day after explosives were found on a forklift truck at the Ringhals nuclear-power plant. Suspicious material about the size of a fist was found by personnel carrying out normal security checks with a sniffer dog, […]

Md. Senate panel votes to raise income tax

From: CBSNews.com Maryland income taxes would rise and a split of teacher pension costs with local governments would be phased in over four years instead of one, under changes to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget plan that were approved by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Thursday. The panel also voted to close loopholes that […]

States finding tough climate for gas tax proposals

From FOXNews.com | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As if gas prices weren’t high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous. Maryland’s governor is proposing a phased-in 6 percent sales tax […]

States finding tough climate for gas tax proposals

From FOXNews.com | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As if gas prices weren’t high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous. Maryland’s governor is proposing a phased-in 6 percent sales tax […]

Californians willing to tax wealthy

By: Marisa Lagos, SFGate.com After years of austere state budgets and frustration among Democratic lawmakers who have tried unsuccessfully to increase taxes, a new poll shows the majority of voters are ready to raise the wealthiest Californians’ income taxes. A Field Poll released today contains mostly good news for the various groups that want voters […]

Illinois lawmaker proposes strip club tax

From CarmiTimes.com SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois lawmaker wants to tax admissions to strip clubs to raise money for sexual assault prevention, arguing that a mix of alcohol and nude dancing contribute to violence against women. Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, is calling for the clubs to pay a $ 5 tax for every customer. […]

Obama budget predicts $1.3 Trillion deficit for 2012

President Barack Obama’s new budget predicts a $1.3 trillion deficit for the ongoing fiscal year but that would drop to $575 billion in 2018 if the president gets his wish to raise taxes and if policymakers can live within tight restraints on the Pentagon and other Cabinet agency budgets, the White House said Friday. After […]

Senate Considers Taxes From Inherited IRAs to Pay for Roads

By Carol Wolf, Bloomberg.com U.S. highway and bridge projects would be financed by tax changes including closing loopholes, forcing early distribution of inherited IRAs and reallocating other tariffs under legislation before a Senate panel today. The panel will also consider an amendment to let the federal vehicle tax rise with inflation. A recommendation to require […]