state income tax

Colorado State Government
8:01 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Explaining Colorado's Amendment 66

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Next week, Colorado voters go to the polls to vote on a state constitutional amendment to increase income taxes and fundamentally change how money goes to public schools.

Amendment 66 proposes to change Colorado from a flat-tax state and replace the structure with a progressive or graduated two-tier income tax system.

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2:18 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Mixed reviews on no income tax in Texas

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A growing group of Republicans across the country are working to repeal their states’ income tax, using Texas’ economic success to make their case (e.g., Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas proclaiming “Look out, Texas. Here comes Kansas.”). In Texas, however, the state’s tax system is not universally beloved as explained in this background article by Aman Batheja of the Texas Tribune that appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News.
When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state's income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as the problem and the solution.Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said.
3:11 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

The Joys of No Income Tax, the Agonies of Other Kinds

Lead in text: 
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said, “Look out, Texas. Here comes Kansas,” when he revealed his plan to phase out state income tax, but the Texas experience shows that if you rob Peter, you might have to pay Paul.
When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state's income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as both the problem and the solution. Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said.