Obama Initiatives Hit Speed Bumps On Capitol Hill

By Ceci Connolly
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 19, 2009

President Obama's hopes for quick action on comprehensive health-care reform ran headlong this week into the realities of Congress, as lawmakers searching for the money to pay for a broad expansion of coverage discovered that it wasn't easy to find and descended into partisan -- and intraparty -- bickering.

Income tax collections drop in U.S. states--report
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:54am EDT

CHICAGO, June 18 (Reuters) - Personal income taxes, a key revenue generator for most U.S. states, plummeted 26 percent, or $28.8 billion, in the first four months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, according to a Rockefeller Institute of Government report on Thursday.

"As we predicted in a previous report, tax returns on 2008 income that were filed in April show huge declines, likely due to stock market-driven declines in investment income and declines in bonus payments," Institute Senior Fellow Donald J. Boyd, the report's co-author, said in a statement.

As a result, many states are likely to face more budget cutting this year, additional budget fixes next year and big budget problems when federal stimulus dollars run out in 2011, he added.

こんなのもあります。各州の公務員給与を調査した結果です。Category:Government benefitsで、それぞれの州の公務員給与がわかります。高いのか低いのか。
by nk24mdwst | 2009-06-19 19:05 | 租税法(アメリカ)

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