| Aug 26, 2010
| 3:43 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn added a new wrinkle Thursday to his current proposal for raising income taxes by 33 percent, saying that if it succeeds, he would ask school districts to cut property taxes in return.
"If you get additional new money from Springfield, from...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 9:04 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers on Tuesday began their overdue debate about how to close a $19 billion budget deficit, casting their differences as a struggle over the future of the nation's most populous state.
Neither party expected a breakthrough...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 7:25 PM
The sales tax you paid on that pint of Fegley's amber lager you downed at the Allentown Brew Works last month could soon be helping finance the city's new hockey arena. Same goes for that penne arrabiatta you had for lunch at Pasta Alla Rosa.
If you have...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Exactly half of all Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll, but legendary investor Warren Buffet is not among them. In 2010, Buffet handed over nearly $7 million to Uncle Sam but...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Read my lips: No new taxes," George H. W. Bush famously said on the occasion of receiving the Republican nomination for president in 1988. It was a six-word pledge that rallied the party and excited the electorate, and the party has been trying to...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:55 AM
A new national report confirms that raising taxes on the super rich DOES NOT lead them to sell their homes, pull their kids out of school and leave their communities in order to seek a new life in a state with marginally lower taxes. Here is a link to the...
| Feb 17, 2011
Familiarize yourself with what is and what is not deductible when it comes to the things you own. And, better yet, some purchases can win you tax credits, which are far more valuable than any deduction can be. A deduction lets you reduce the amount of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:35 PM
How does a developer who doesn't even live in this town get all the power in the world to change the landscape here? Is the City Council even awake?
Rick Caruso forgot to mention the wonderful view that used to be visible from the Glendale Marketplace,...
| Apr 1, 2011
It's annual-meeting season, which means shareholders are about to get their once-a-year look at the pay and goodies given to corporate top dogs as disclosed in company proxy statements.
The multimillion-dollar pay packages handed out this year will...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:49 PM
With Friday fast approaching, Californians know firsthand that we pay some of the highest tax rates in the nation. California wage-earners pay taxes on income, purchases, property, gasoline and much more. In fact, Californians pay much more in taxes...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fastest way to make the tax-averse incensed is to tell them that nearly half of U.S. households end up owing no federal income tax when all is said and done.
But like most statistics, it is often misunderstood -- and, in the...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
If you make money with money, the Great Recession and its record-breaking rate of unemployment doesn't feel so bad. Most of your assets are tied up in the stock market. After the 2007 crash, you felt some pain, but securities rebounded. Since your...