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Lewiston-Auburn leaders float idea of local option sales tax

The city managers of Lewiston and Auburn spoke to members of the business community Thursday about the budget challenges facing the cities, as well as possible solutions, including a local option ... read more

In a one-two tax punch, Senate Democrats o Senate / Democrats float income tax hike

Wednesday proposed a tax increase that would hit businesses and acknowledged serious discussions about ratcheting up income taxes – and maybe not just on the wealthy as House leaders ... could offer ... read more

Nashville to Louisville: Our economic boom didn't happen by accident

This year's trip includes 127 public and private officials, including local business leaders ... the tax code, initiating a local option sales tax, better brand awareness and regionalism. Some of the ... read more

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Allowing Metro’s continued decline could cost region $1 billion a year in lost revenue

“Failure is not an option.” The report lent support to the recent call by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) to create a dedicated revenue source for Metro, such as a 1-cent regional sales tax. [Region’s ... read more


Opposed to an arena tax -- Resolution on Bucks echoes Miller Park tax battle

The tax’s sunset “depends on, primarily, how much sales tax is being generated in the local economy,” Stansil said ... should anyone formally float the idea of regional taxation, County Executive Jim ... read more

Gas tax comparison not so simple

Some lawmakers float the idea of hiking the state’s gasoline tax almost annually, but now leaders under the Gold Dome have ... all counties to levy a 1 percent special purpose local option sales tax, ... read more

PolitiFact: Comparison of states on gas taxes not so simple

Some lawmakers float the idea of hiking the state’s gasoline tax almost annually, but now leaders under the Gold Dome have ... all counties to levy a 1 percent special purpose local option sales tax, ... read more

Restaurant Tax Hike Sought by County

First comes the tax ... on the idea of a 2 percent tax on prepared food and beverages - what amounts to a sales tax hike on restaurant food. This week, that majority approved a resolution urging the ... read more

Medical marijuana: How some Orange County cities are relaxing their rules on pot

Leaders in the city may now put a special cannabis tax before ... shop sales, plus trading the lottery system for a competitive process with an evaluation committee that would choose which shop would ... read more

Venezuela: Potential Paths out of the Economic Crisis

Currently Venezuela relies more on the sales tax, oil rent and taxes ... coordinating commissions to work with private industry leaders and small-scale producers. One potential weakness in the option ... read more

Where the Bangor region’s future job growth will probably come from

In a couple more years, Wayfair expects to have 450 people working in Bangor, said Pete Boudreaux, director of sales ... seaplane float is partially funded by the Maine Technology Institute. And the ... read more

Local business, kids hang in the balance as beverage tax battle rages on

Williams added he and his Senate colleagues attempted to open talks with city leaders to reach a coordinated funding agenda, but a heckler's veto cut off the efforts before they began. "The idea was ... read more



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