North Dakota voters resoundingly defeated an attempt to abolish the state’s property taxes Tuesday and were set to allow the University of North Dakota to rename its controversial mascot, which critics say denigrates Native Americans. More than 70% of voters rejected a grass-roots effort to eliminate state property taxes, according to unofficial returns, even though North Dakota has a budget surplus that exceeds $1 billion, in part due to an oil boom. More than 27,000 residents had signed a petition to get the measure on Tuesday’s ballot.Read more »
CONCORD – New Hampshire voters will be able to decide whether they want to prohibit an income tax at the November general election after both the House and Senate today approved CACR 13.
The House approved CACR 13 by the necessary three-fifths majority to
place the question on the November ballot. The House vote was 256-110.
In the Senate, the vote was 19-4.Read more »
Liberty Kitten stands up to the Leviathan State...Read more »
littering, of course, that would mean that the paper fiat currency is, in fact, trash...Read more »
Man gives money to man in wheelchair, receives $500 littering fine. When he states that money is not trash, officer tells him to "take it up with the courts."Read more »
A Memphis city councilman wants to charge anyone who drives in Memphis twice a month ... even if they do not live there.Read more »
Mr. Saverin, a Brazilian-born immigrant to the United States, now lives in Singapore, which has no capital gains tax. He renounced his United States citizenship in September. With that act of antipatriotism, Mr. Saverin stands to avoid at least $67 million in United States taxes.
“Mr. Saverin has decided to ‘defriend’ the United States of America just to avoid paying his taxes. We aren’t going to let him get away with it so easily,” Mr. Schumer said. “It’s infuriating to see someone sell out the country that welcomed him and kept him safe, educated him and helped him become a billionaire.”Read more »
New Rochelle N.Y., looking at decreased revenue and increased costs, like many US towns is strapped for cash. Being responsible to its citizens and recognizing that they have limited funds, in their 2012 budget New Rochelle eliminated some of their towns holiday celebrations including their Fourth of July Fireworks, their Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Parades. Although these civic events are very important they took the responsible action.Read more »
Eduardo Saverin will be doing a lot of long-distance poking from now on — and probably won't be giving the thumbs-up “like” to Uncle Sam. The billionaire co-founder of Facebook, Inc. has renounced his US citizenship.
Saverin, 30, forfeited his US citizenship back in August, Bloomberg News has learned. The maneuver isn’t all that magnificently out of the ordinary, though. According to a recent report from the US Internal Revenue Service that RT reported on earlier this year, Americans have been renouncing their citizenship in record numbers.Read more »
Pennsylvania: http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2012/05/03/perkasie_news_herald/o... Pennsylvania: http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/break11/05-02-2012-property-tax Colorado: http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_20349434/colorado-ballot-propos... Texas: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/politex/2012/05/former-texas-gubernatoria...Read more »
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