Michigan Lawmakers Still Weighing Budget's Tax Provisions
- Cook Relies on Smoking. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;2/15/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32320, p31
The article reports that the Cook County Board of Commissioners has approved a budget for fiscal 2006 that depends in part cigarette tax increase to close a 95 million dollar revenue gap. A two dollar increase of cigarette tax will become 4.05 dollar in federal, state, city and county taxes on...
- Cook County, Ill., Approves Budget, Barely Meeting Mandatory Deadline. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;2/25/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31828, p3
The Cook County, Illinois, Board of Commissioners made a state-mandated deadline when it approved its 2004 budget after a more than 10-hour meeting in which members used some 100 amendments to air their differences and compromise on cuts and revenue increases. The board approved an 82 cent...
- Borst announces â€œForward Indianaâ€. Schnitzler, Peter // Indianapolis Business Journal;2/25/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 51, p3
Focuses on the restructuring of Indiana's tax codes for property reassessment. Plan to cut business taxes; Shortfall of budget; Increase in cigarette and gambling taxes.
- Spending review? New opportunity, more like. Hawkins, Nick // Casino International;Nov2010, p12
The author reflects on the need for the gambling industry to negotiate with the government for a special tax arrangement to help create employment in Great Britain. He examines the implications of the Comprehensive Spending Review on public employees and programs since it means employment cut...
- N.J., Atlantic City Craft Plan to Ease Deficit Burden. Kaske, Michelle // Bond Buyer;10/6/2010, Vol. 374 Issue 33395, p6
The article reports on the plan of New Jersey and Atlantic City officials which allows the gambling center in the state to disperse 9.5 million dollar budget deficits over five years in an aim of trimming the property tax increases.
- Missouri Lawmakers Send $19 Billion Budget to Governor's Desk. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;5/10/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31880, p31
Reports that the Missouri legislature sent Governor Bob Holden a fiscal 2005 operating budget. Status of proposed bonding measures; Passage of a Medicaid bill by the House and Senate; Higher-education appropriation; Proposal of Holden to raise taxes on cigarettes and casinos to help balance the...
- Gubernatorial frontrunners: No need for tax debate. Bhatt, Rob // Las Vegas Business Press;06/08/98, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p1
Reveals that collections from Nevada's gaming and sales tax were about $28 million below what was projected when lawmakers drafted the state's biennial budget during the 1997 Legislative session. Factors contributing to the decline; Percentage of the decline in sales tax collection.
- Sin Taxes Aren't a Financial Panacea. Devitt, Caitlin // Bond Buyer;4/8/4015, Vol. 1 Issue 34288, p1
As cash-strapped governments like Illinois and Chicago eye non-traditional revenues like gambling and marijuana, economists and government officials warned that so-called sin taxes are no panacea for budget shortfalls.
- Cut, Cut, Hike. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;10/23/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31497, p31
Cites the report of a former state officials concerning the need to cut the increase in tax and spending in order to bring Wisconsin's next two-year budget into balance.