- There’s a trend this year of Republican governors striking deals with Amazon.com to begin collecting sales taxes on purchases made by their states’ residents. New Jersey’s Chris Christie penned a new agreement with the company that can be added to the list of similar deals struck in Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
- When the richest woman in Wisconsin (and the governor’s biggest donor) pays no income tax to the state in 2010, it gets people asking about loopholes in the tax code.
- We aren’t the only think tank taking issue with the Kansas tax bill recently signed into law. The fiscally conservative Tax Foundation recently issued a report which says that provisions in the bill to exempt “pass through” business income are “problematic” and an invitation to tax avoidance.
- With summer road tripping underway, it’s bad news for Iowans that the state’s Department of Transportation appears to be more than $200 million short. Governor Branstad was right to say the state gas tax should be increased next year (as should almost every state’s).
Photo of Governor Christie via Bob Jagendorf Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0