ITEP In The News

Boston Globe: Who Pays More in Taxes?

April 23, 2014

When it comes to state and local taxes, you find precisely the opposite: higher-income families pay a smaller share of their income in taxes while lower-income families pay more. It is called a regressive tax system, and you'll find it in virtually every state, including Massachusetts.

Idaho Reporter: Coldwater closing another setback for Workforce Development Fund

April 21, 2014

(Original Post) Posted on April 21, 2014 by Dustin Hurst The losses continue to pile up for Idaho’s embattled Workforce Development Fund. This time it’s the closure of clothier Coldwater Creek that’s leaving a black mark on the state program’s...

Seattle Times: Under the microscope

April 18, 2014

(Original post) By Mike Lindblom While most big transit agencies in the U.S. slashed service during the recession, King County Metro Transit managed to hang on. Managers shifted a $100 million surplus from a fleet-replacement fund to keep existing buses...

Associated Press: Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible

April 17, 2014

(Original Post) Thursday, April 17, 2014 By DAVID A. LIEB ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income-tax cut for millions of individuals...

Idaho Statesman: Tax breaks to lure business do little to spur Idaho's growth

April 16, 2014

(Original Post) BY PETER R. CRABB Professor of finance and economics at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa April 16, 2014 Earlier this month, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a new state law that will refund up to 30 percent of...