Congressional bill would fix income tax confusion for businesses who send employees across state lines

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A bill fresh out of the U.S. House of Representatives would fix a long-standing problem in states’ tax code that has likely resulted in businesses and employees overpaying the state for decades. Companies that send a worker to another state have to make sure their complying with that state’s tax code. The problem in Illinois […]

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Haupt: Fed up with elder abuse

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The Federal Reserve can continue to print more money, but cities and states can’t.” – Rob Liner The central bank has crushed the interest rates seniors have relied on for centuries to supplement their incomes and live lives that are meaningful and independent. After slaving in factories, fighting wars for our country and preserving democracy […]

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Supreme Court’s ruling on Wisconsin mapmaking case could impact gerrymandering across U.S.

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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There could be changes coming to how Illinois’ legislative maps are drawn every ten years with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up a Wisconsin case on the very issue. Longtime Democratic Party activist Bill Whitford brought the case Gill v. Whitford, which challenges Wisconsin’s 2011 State Assembly map as unconstitutional. He said his […]

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Hauft: Buying loyalty to sell your agenda

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Liberalism is spread by those who feel the world owes them a living, not by those who work for it. Those who work for every dollar they bank have nothing to gain from being a liberal.” – Jay Kites It is easy to see how liberals think backwards from observing how they employ reverse logic […]

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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

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