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More questions as state budget nears

New figures from the Department of Revenue (D0R) may raise more questions about the upcoming 2017-19 state budget. Tax collections from July to November 2016 grew just 1.2% over the same period in 2015. That figure is lower than the … Continue reading

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Why didn’t we save a bit?

Revised revenue estimates from the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau show tax collections this year and next are likely to be weaker than what was expected during budget deliberations last May. Economic conditions are weaker than expected, resulting in lower tax … Continue reading

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On deficits and imbalances

There has been much talk about state deficits lately, much of it misleading. What makes the discussion confusing are the many “deficit” numbers out there. Understanding those numbers can help taxpayers cut through the rhetoric and get to the truth. … Continue reading

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