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Pot tax refunds for all in Colorado? Colorado’s controversial Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) says that the state cannot keep more tax revenue than it expected to collect in the year it levies a new tax. Colorado is on track to collect an extra $219 million in revenue in the current fiscal year and
March 3, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is one of a series of TaxVox guest blogs discussing dynamic scoring. California was one of the first states in the nation to undertake dynamic revenue estimation of tax proposals. In 1994, governor Pete Wilson (R) signed Senate Bill 1837, which required the Department of Finance to prepare
March 2, 2015Brad Williams
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee proposes a statewide cap and trade program. The Democrat released details of his carbon pollution market program that would give the state’s Department of Ecology authority to set annual goals aimed at reducing emissions to half of 1990 levels. Inslee would extend the
January 5, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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The Senate may soon send that retroactive tax-break bill to the President. The House passed it last week, and the Senate is expected to take up the measure this week. The House version would revive 50+ expired tax breaks only through the end of 2014. Tax Analysts reports that Dave Reichert, the
December 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. Read the Daily Deduction each Monday until then. “ California, here I come !” It’s official: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a $330 million annual incentive program for film and television production. Feature films with budgets
September 22, 2014Renu Zaretsky
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
After years of grim revenue news, state tax collections are surging. As they do, governors and state legislators are making decisions about how to manage...
June 19, 2013Kim S. Rueben
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The annual income tax season is no fun for any of us but it can be a lot worse for same-sex couples in California, Nevada,...
March 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Automatic enrollment is slowly gaining steam as the choice strategy to encourage retirement saving. A bold plan in California would eventually make the practice widespread...
March 22, 2013Benjamin H. Harris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
TaxVox proudly presents its 2012 Lump of Coal awards, Thelma and Louise edition, for the worst fiscal policy ideas of the year. The winners are:...
December 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
This year marks the 100 th Anniversary of California’s initiative process . In 1911, California famously adopted the direct initiative process and ballot box decision-making...
October 10, 2011Kim S. Rueben