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Casino Closings Wipe $2B From Atlantic City Property-Tax Values

By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer The closure of three Atlantic City casinos by mid-September will wipe $2 billion from the city’s property-tax values next year, exacerbating the already cash-strapped city’s financial plight, Mayor Don Guardian warned Tuesday. By 2017, property values are expected to have fallen to as little as $7.5 billion from $20 […]

August 26, 2014

Rick Perry Knowingly Put Texas In The Red

Rick Perry talks about cutting taxes, spending, and managing budgets as if his ten years as Texas’ chief executive have lent him the knowledge and experience to be a wise fiscal manager. Unfortunately for Texans and, now that he is seeking the presidency, possibly for Americans as well, that does not appear to be true, […]

August 28, 2011

Alabama Residents Still Required to Pay Taxes For Confederate Memorial

Most Southern states, especially in the Deep South, are very conservative, and tend to send people to Congress who uniformly oppose taxes. But residents apparently don’t mind continuing to pay a tax originally designed to provide benefits for Confederate veterans of the Civil War: Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that […]

July 20, 2011

Alabama Residents Still Paying Taxes for Confederate Veterans’ Benefits

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. (AP) — The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that still has “Heart of Dixie” […]

July 20, 2011