| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Taxes. Now there's a word that's sure to get the blood flowing.
Although perennially a subject for discussion, it seems that it's become more a part of our national and state and even local discourse over the past few months.
So, always interested in...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Mitt Romney's Friday release of some tax documents came after months of pressure on the Republican candidate to make public more of his financial picture.
Republicans urging further release hoped additional documents would put the issue of what Romney...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Mitt Romney made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.
His effective tax rate was up slightly from the 13.9 percent rate he paid in 2010.
| Aug 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — Here's some encouraging news for financially stressed homeowners across the country: The Senate Finance Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2013.
Why is this...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:21 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Gov. Jerry Brown came to at San Diego City College Monday on the first day classes to campaign for a tax increase to help finance education from kindergarten through community college.
Proposition 30 would increase the sales tax by a...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:06 AM
I think it's safe to say most high school seniors and their parents would rather sandblast the oil stains from the garage floor or rearrange the attic than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
However, here's some news that should...
| Sep 1, 2009
The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year.
| Apr 12, 2010
| 3:21 PM
Frank Vala left a state government job 30 years ago and built up a business that aims to keep seniors across Illinois out of hospitals and nursing homes by assisting them with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning or picking up medicine.
| Mar 13, 2009
| 10:08 AM
TRIBUNE UPDATE: Gov. Pat Quinn today acknowledged he plans to raise income taxes in the wake of a Chicago Tribune story that he is considering a 50 percent increase on individuals. He declined to confirm details in the Tribune report, which said he is...
| Mar 2, 2009
Most people with health insurance say they like what they have. They trust their doctors, and they are fearful of any change in their policy.
Many of the 47 million uninsured people in this country don't go to the doctor even if they need to because they...
| Apr 15, 2009
It may not have been foremost in the minds of Californians as they completed their tax forms over the last several weeks, but the state has a progressive income tax system, meaning that the marginal tax rate increases as taxable income increases. Everyone...