A sweeping ban on plastic grocery bags will go into effect July 1 for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The bag ban was touted by county supervisors as an environmental measure to rid the county of "urban tumbleweed" that pollutes landfills and gets washed out to sea. Paper bags will still be available, but customers will be charged 10 cents per bag. Beginning July 1, 67 large supermarkets and pharmacies must stop providing disposable plastic bags. By January 2012, the ban will cover about 1,000 smaller stores.Read more »
Beginning Friday, Amazon.com and other large out-of-state retailers will be required to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make online.Read more »
Fort Worth Texans say no to tax hike. Nice work. http://www.facebook.com/pages/KISD-Families-for-Fiscal-Responsibility/20... This is a good thing..Read more »
State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login - even with permission - to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody. The bill, now awaiting the governor's signature, was pushed by recording industry officials to try to stop the loss of billions of dollars to illegal music sharing. They hope other states will follow.Read more »
This is a piece looks as though it was written with the intent of being pro government propaganda... I think it completely backfired.I actually found it to be full of good advice on things no freedom lover should ever do.Read more »
The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.Read more »
A homeless woman in Connecticut has been arrested for one of the most unthinkable reasons imaginable -- she sent her son to school. Tonya McDowell, 33, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree larceny for stealing $15,686 -- the cost of the public school education for her 6-year-old son.Read more »
What to do when faced the the perfect storm of an economic downturn plus an uptake in fuel-efficient vehicles reducing fuel tax receipts? If you're a control-freak government, the answer is simple! Tax commuters per mile driven, thereby stealing even more from people who can't afford to live near their workplaces.Read more »
Six years after it came into law, this elusive tax has achieved urban legend status. Many aren’t quite sure what it entails, how much of it has been collected or whether it really even exists. Even state officials are scratching their heads.Read more »
Quick little example about the effects of taxes on the free market model. Taxes suck!Read more »
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