6 pages have the tag Taxes

  • /news/columns/2015/a-business-owes-nothing-in-taxes-gets-a-state-check/
    Summary “Why doesn’t the press cover what’s happening with refundable tax credits?” I asked the journalist. We were chatting about what I found in the state budget.
    Body A Business Owes Nothing in Taxes & Gets a State Check? “Why doesn’t the press cover what’s happening with refundable tax credits?” I asked the journalist. We were chatting about what I found in the state budget. “Because the press doesn’t und...
  • /news/columns/2016/where-did-all-that-money-go/
    Summary Dennis is one of many constituents who ask where the money for schools and roads is as our state recovers from the recession. Economic recovery means more money and more money should equal more resources for the public. Instead, state funds are very ...
    Body August 17, 2016 Where Did All that Money Go? Business Tax Credit Costs Pile Up “Where did all that money go?” Dennis asked me during a recent visit to the Jackson County Fair. Dennis is one of many constituents who ask where the money for schools ...
  • /news/columns/2018/why-are-my-property-taxes-so-high/
    Summary “I’m paying higher property taxes and I haven’t had a raise in years.” Sound familiar?
    Body Why Are My Property Taxes So High? “I’m paying higher property taxes and I haven’t had a raise in years.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Property taxes are a regressive tax – the tax falls harder on those with less means. Property tax bills ta...
  • Is There a “Good” Tax?

    Last edited: 03/21/2018

    /news/columns/2017/is-there-a-good-tax/
    Summary “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago.
    Body   Is There a “Good” Tax? “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago. Taxes pay for much of the goods and services we take for granted, such as roads, fire and police protectio...
  • /news/columns/2017/everyone-needs-to-pay-their-fair-share/
    Summary “Can anything be done to force the largest corporations in the state to pay something for the roads, ports, airports, fire and police services, educated workforce, etc. that they are using in our state?” Linea recently wrote to me. “This implies the ...
    Body Everyone Needs to Pay Their Fair Share Big-Business Tax Credits Mean Fewer Budget Dollars “Can anything be done to force the largest corporations in the state to pay something for the roads, ports, airports, fire and police services, educated workf...
  • /news/columns/2013/is-the-dairy-state-ready-for-tax-reform/
    Summary Get rid of tax credits for dairy farmers? No tax breaks for meat or food processing plants? Get rid of credits for ethanol? Cut beginning farmer credits?
    Body Is the Dairy State Ready for Tax Reform? Get rid of tax credits for dairy farmers? No tax breaks for meat or food processing plants? Get rid of credits for ethanol? Cut beginning farmer credits? You’ve got to give Representative Dale Kooyenga cre...