| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black.
While the number might seem surprising after...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Republican White House contender Herman Cain, his candidacy under increased scrutiny and heightened criticism as he has moved to the top of some national polls, said today his willingness to admit mistakes is a presidential quality.
“The thing that...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It’s been one year since Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on a 67 percent income tax rate increase and Republican legislative leaders didn’t let the milestone pass in silence, gathering Thursday to warn that the temporary hike will...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money.
The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8.
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:51 AM
While most Illinois taxpayers were asleep early Wednesday, their wallets and bank accounts were being lightened by Illinois lawmakers desperate for more revenue to ease a crushing state financial crisis.
The morning-after reality was this: The state...
| Jul 15, 2011
While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well.
Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa grabbed headlines for proposing to roll back part of Proposition 13, but he also proposed a big win for corporate California: an end to state corporate taxes....
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A common complaint among readers of Opinion L.A. goes something like this: "Under President Obama, 50% of the country pays no taxes." That's flatly false. But it is true that almost half of Americans pay no income taxes -- 46%, to be precise, according to...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
How hot is former Godfather's Pizza magnate Herman Cain? For the second day in a row, the new front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination dominated the "most commented" category here at The Times' Opinion Manufacturing Division. More than 100...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:26 PM
When LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, livelier night life wasn't the biggest advantage over electing to stay in Cleveland. The tangible difference was in coming to a place with no state or city income tax.......