“Taxpayers deserve, especially during a recession, to know how public officials are spending their money. The Michigan Legislature has, at long last, gotten that message. Central staff in both chambers worked through their spring break to post the expenses of each office online…Sandra Fabry from the Americans for Tax Reform’s Center for Fiscal Accountability noted that several legislators voluntarily list the names and salaries of office staff, which all legislators should do.”
North Carolinians continue the ‘Tea Party’ movement in their state to protest their Senate’s new ‘tax reform’ (a.k.a. tax increase) plan. The new taxes would include service taxes that “will likely double what they’re paying now” on things like automobile repair.