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Subject: State and Local Tax Burdens Are Falling -- But Not Everywhere
Date: Thu Apr 10 12:20:47 MDT 2014

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April 10, 2014

State and Local Tax Burdens Are Falling -- But Not Everywhere

The burden that all state and local taxes place on Americans has fallen after hitting a national high in 2010.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

A New Round in the Gay Marriage Fight
Why Did Authorities Shut Down a Sting Operation That Caught 5 Elected Officials?
S&P Downgrades New Jersey's Debt Rating, Criticizing Christie's Budgets
Everyone Loves Electronic Tax Filing
Health & Human Services
Nevada Offers All-Year Health Care Enrollment
Congressman Introduces GMO Labeling Bill That Would Void State Laws
Judge Questions Governor's Right to Ban Painkiller
Will Arizona Allow Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics?
Infrastructure & Environment
New York City Awards Fiber-Optic Networks to Some Businesses
Management & Labor
The End of Government Transparency?
Public Safety & Justice
The Mentally Ill Mostly Go to Jail, Not Psych Hospitals
Christie Aides Don't Have to Comply with Bridgegate Subpoenas, Judge Rules
Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty
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