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HB 1329 Fails in Veto Session

Rejection of “car tax” bill marks a victory for voters’ rights Jefferson City, Missouri (September 12, 2012) – Today, the legislature failed to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill No. 1329.  This represents a major win for the …

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Tax Reform in Oklahoma

Oklahoma continues to stay in the news on the issue of state income tax reform. Yesterday the Oklahoma House passed two separate bills on the subject, including Governor Fallin’s proposal and a bill based on a study by economist Art Laffer. Meanwhile the Oklahoma Senate has also passed two bills that would lower the state income tax.

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Competition Only Grows

States throughout the Heartland continue to compete to attract business to their state. Concerns over state income tax continue in Kansas. In this article, Brownback is quoted saying, “We must cut Kansas income taxes or we will have another lost decade.”

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More Praise for Kansas

The 4% Growth Project, which is sponsored by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, recently wrote an article on the Kansas legislature’s decision to lower their income tax rates. Click here to read the praise given to Kansas for their …

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Christie Pushes to Bring Reform to New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie continues to make clear his goal to reform and drastically lower New Jersey’s state income tax rates. His current proposal would cut income taxes by ten percent over four fiscal years. At a town hall meeting last …

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Desire for Income Tax Reform Reaches Wisconsin

Several months ago, while the lower Midwest was engrossed in the flurry of activity around state income tax reform, Wisconsin State Representative Robin Vos wrote this enlightening piece on the income tax rates in her own state of Wisconsin. Join …

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End of Session

Wrapping up an exciting session for several Heartland states, we saw a range of results from various efforts to cut state income taxes. Kansas was successful in this effort with Governor Sam Brownback signing into law a bill that will …

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The Grass is Greener

As session winds down, several of our neighboring states are on the road to prosperity. Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma legislature  reached an agreement on a plan which would reduce Oklahoma’s top tax rate and modify tax deductions.  Read …

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