Findings for Illinois Overall rank: 51 Effective total state and local tax rates: 14.54% Annual state and local taxes on
Perhaps the most debated provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Cadillac tax, is at the forefront of discussion among employers and politicians across the country.
Somebody's gotta stand up for it.
Economists won't be happy, but unions will be.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the industry's chief lobbying group, issued a strong statement
In 1960, no state taxed cigarettes more than a few cents. Over the following decades, though, as legislators woke up to the
Hefty excise taxes on beer in some states doesn't necessarily equate to high "sin taxes" on all indulgences. Other states
There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.
Like Charon the Ferryman who took the souls of the dead across the River Styx in the underworld, Virginia and Maryland are turning to tolls to build and maintain roads. How did it come to this?
The President is outlining what he considers a reasonable resolution of the two bills. Will it work? Consider this: The alternative is no legislation at all.
Zombie ideas -- like the Cadillac tax and trickle-down economics -- are hard to kill. If they sound good to you the first time you hear them, then you fall in love with them.
She had several newsworthy things to say about the health care bill. First, she was very clear on how the House intended
If the Washington Post will outsource financial reporting to an anti-spending conservative, why wouldn't they outsource their health reform reporting to ... insurance companies?
If unions take the deal to exempt union health care plans from the excise tax, they fulfill one of the worst of stereotypes of labor unions: blind self interest.
The two parties held discussions until midnight Wednesday about how to calibrate a proposed excise tax on high-end insurance