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Report: Rampant Tax Favoritism And Lack Of Transparency In State Governments

Jonah Bennett
Contributor
A cashier counts out money at Macy's Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day in New York November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A new report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council looks at widespread state government favoritism through the tax code, in which specific individuals and businesses are treated unequally and given tax carve-outs.

Republicans Demand Financial Protection Bureau Produce Emails About Ridiculous Renovations

6:07 PM 07/21/2014

Republicans are ordering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to grant access to over 60 emails regarding its decision to engage in costly and extensive renovations, including plans for a four-story glass staircase, The Hill reports.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Send 1,000 Troops To Border

1:37 PM 07/21/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce plans on Monday to secure the southern border by sending in 1,000 National Guard troops, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Study: Economist Says Global Cigarette Tax Is A Terrible Idea

6:47 PM 07/18/2014

The World Health Organization announced potential plans to institute a global tobacco tax, but economist Arthur Laffer expressed significant skepticism about the idea in a new study.

Report: Majority Of Asylum Applications Approved On The Spot

4:48 PM 07/18/2014

Numbers just released from the House Judiciary Committee show that in fiscal year 2014, 65 percent of asylum applications have been approved by officers on the spot, the Washington Examiner reports.

Poll: Americans Want A Crackdown On Wall Street

1:28 PM 07/18/2014

A new survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, released on the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank banking regulations, shows that most Americans want a tougher crackdown on Wall Street.

Operation Choke Point Hearing Reveals DOJ Threats And Strong-Arming

8:15 AM 07/18/2014

A Justice Department fraud prevention program came under fire Thursday for allegedly morphing into actively pressuring banks to deny financial services to businesses for political reasons.

Governor: ‘Don’t Send The Kids Away, But Don’t Send Them To My State’

1:51 PM 07/16/2014

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has criticized the White House on its handling of the immigration issue, but has balked at plans to send unaccompanied migrant children to his state, CNN reports.

Report: Deficit To Soon Skyrocket To Historic World War II Heights

9:52 PM 07/15/2014

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest report says that although the federal deficit this year is the lowest of the Obama era, in the near future, it is expected to skyrocket to World War II heights.

House Kicks Internet Tax To The Curb, Forever

8:21 PM 07/15/2014

A bill passed by the House on Tuesday forbids state and local governments forever from taxing Internet access, reports the Hill.

White House Upholds States’ Rights, At Least For Marijuana

3:05 PM 07/15/2014

In reaction to a proposed amendment to block decriminalization of marijuana in D.C., the White House Office of Management and Budget took a strong stance in favor of states' rights.

Poll: GOP Approval Of Supreme Court Has Skyrocketed

1:33 PM 07/14/2014

A Gallup poll released on Monday shows that support for the Supreme Court stemming from the GOP has skyrocketed by 21 percentage points.

Gary Johnson: Abolish The IRS

11:18 AM 07/14/2014

Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former Republican governor of New Mexico, says the IRS should be abolished in light of recent scandals, Watchdog reports.

Poll: Muslims Show Massive Approval For Obama

4:47 PM 07/11/2014

A newly released Gallup poll shows that Muslims are the religious group most likely to support President Barack Obama -- by wide margins.

House Gives Businesses A Break, White House Threatens To Veto

3:25 PM 07/11/2014

In a vote of 258-160, the House of Representatives on Friday approved making a temporary corporate tax break permanent, making it easier for companies to invest in equipment, the Washington Examiner reports.

House GOP Trying To Tie Federal Reserve’s Hands

6:55 PM 07/10/2014

The House Financial Services Committee wants to rein in the Federal Reserve, the Washington Wire reports.

EPA Regulations Killing Family-Owned Peach Orchards

1:34 PM 07/10/2014

Environmental Protection Agency regulations banning the use of the chemical methyl bromide since 2005 are threatening peach orchards in Louisiana, Watchdog reports.

If All Goes Well, Fed To End Quantitative Easing By October

6:38 PM 07/09/2014

Federal Reserve officials have finally specified an end date to quantitative easing, saying that they will rapidly cut off monetary injections from $35 billion a month to zero by October if all goes according to plan, the Washington Examiner reports.

Florida To Receive Massive Bonus For Wasting Money

12:43 AM 07/09/2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award Florida with a $7 million dollar bonus for ONLY wasting $47 million dollars in the course of distributing food stamps to its recipients, Watchdog reports.