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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Repeal Feminine Hygiene Tax; Governor Brown Vetoes Bills to Eliminate Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Repeal Feminine Hygiene Tax; Governor Brown Vetoes Bills to Eliminate Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

Authored by Ruth Jeremiah Women all over New York are pleased to know that the tax on feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, has been repealed by Governor Cuomo. The governor signed the legislation in July, with it taking effect October, 1, 2016. “This is a regressive tax on … Read More

Cleveland Merger: Is This Thing Happening or What?

Cleveland Merger: Is This Thing Happening or What?

The clock is ticking for one of Ohio’s poorest cities, East Cleveland, to come up with a proposal that would meet acceptable terms for a merger with nearby Cleveland. East Cleveland has been hemorrhaging funds for years due to a dramatic decline in population combined with lower average household income to support tax revenues for local services, ranging from trash collection … Read More

Massachusetts Sharing Ride Share Revenue

Massachusetts Sharing Ride Share Revenue

In early August, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation creating oversight on transportation ride sharing programs. The legislation also creates a Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund. This fund will be filled by a new $0.20 per ride surcharge imposed on “transportation network companies.” Transportation network companies are defined in the … Read More

Alaskan Boroughs

Alaskan Boroughs

Did you know that there are not counties in Alaska? Instead, Alaska has 19 boroughs which are their county-equivalent government between the city and state level. Alaska is unique in the United States in that only a portion of the state is covered by boroughs, in every other state the county-equivalent entities cover … Read More