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Wall Street Journal

The city of Houston is turning to an unusual source to help fund rape investigations: strip clubs. The City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that requires strip clubs to pay a $5-per-visitor fee to help pay for the analysis of biological evid

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Tom Rhodes

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 t

News Link • Global Reported By Matt Schnackenberg
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activistpost.com

North Dakota citizens may abolish property taxes, allowing them more control over government spending. Nearly 30,000 signatures were collected to place the people's initiative on the ballot in June, 2012 that would constitutionally abolish all prope

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AP

There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a "roll-your-own" cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack

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Sovereign Man/Simon Black

You see, the United States is on a one-way collision course with its financial judgment day; the country long ago passed the historical point of no return– the point at which it has to start borrowing money simply to pay interest on the money it has

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The Political Commentator

Two New York City taxi medallions sold this week for $1,000,000! Of all the investments one could have made the past 30 years, buying a NYC taxi medallion would have been one of the best. While the stock market has risen in that period 1,100% t

News Link • Global Reported By Michael Haltman
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The Agitator

You know, if I were a city politician in Detroit, I’d be working like hell to make the city as business-friendly as possible. Yet . . . Jeff Aquilina and partner Justin Kava — chef veterans of Matt Prentice’s restaurant operations — were in

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NY Times

Local governments here in well-to-do Westchester County are being overwhelmed by property tax appeals, driven by a growing industry of companies seeking reductions in homeowners’ bills in exchange for a share of their savings.

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Gonzalolira.blogspot.com/

How many counties and municipalities and States are doing what Mono County did—acting no better than thugs? Especially now, after they got themselves in the nightmare fiscal situation most of them are in—how many are retroactively...

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Market-ticker.org

The county folks have been counting this sham transaction as a "sale" for tax purposes. The banks have been counting this sham transaction for balance sheet valuation purposes. The county residents have been getting royally screwed...

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