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Posted by Emily Leayman on Friday, February 12th, 2016, 3:50 PM PERMALINK

Arkansas: Legislature considers canceling grocery tax cuts.

Arizona: House committee passes tax credit for a concealed carry permit

California: With Panthers Super Bowl loss, Cam Newton owes $159,200 in California taxes.  Lawmakers propose 15 percent tax on marijuana.

Colorado: Super Bowl-winning Broncos owe California thousands in taxes too. State earns record revenues from marijuana tax.

Connecticut: Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) calls for end to car tax.

Florida: Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Senate clash over property tax rates.

Illinois: Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) and some legislators push for downsizing, tax relief.

Indiana: Gas and cigarette tax increases head to the Senate.

Kansas: House bills look to increase property tax for education funding.

Louisiana: Budget cuts, tax hikes are center of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ special address.

Maryland: Annapolis City Council proposes 25-cent-per-ride fee on Uber and Lyft.

Minnesota: Gov. Mark Dayton (D) asks for $6 million in parental leave for all state employees.

Missouri: Budget subcommittee votes to eliminate budget increase for University of Missouri in light of protests.

New Jersey: Lawsuit claims NJ Dunkin Donuts collected an extra $4 million on non-taxable items. Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he will not raise the gas tax.

New Mexico: Budget concerns raise the question of adding a food tax. Legislature kills a bill that would have increased low-income family tax credits and eliminated capital gains tax deductions.

Ohio: A budget request for a $5 million new Cleveland Browns facility is withdrawn.

Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf (D) asks for more taxes in next year’s budget proposal.

Tennessee: Hall Tax repeal advances to the Senate.

Utah: Legislators strike down tampon tax repeal.

West Virginia: Legislature overrides Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state and repeal the prevailing wage. Report finds $55 million in food stamp benefits are spent out of state.


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