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Wolf: Renters may bear bigger burden in ‘half a loaf’ budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A proposed 21 percent increase in Pennsylvania’s sales tax — part of a plan to end a nearly five-month-old state government budget stalemate — will fall more heavily on people who don’t own a home, Gov. Tom Wolf acknowledged on Friday. The first-term Democratic governor suggested that the sales tax proposal was the result of concessions he ...

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2014 ND taxable sales, purchases set record at $28.2 billion

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases increased 11 percent in 2014 to a record $28.2 billion. State Tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger (RAW’-shuhn-bur-gur) says the report released Tuesday “shows a continuation of rapid sales growth.” Taxable sales and purchases are a key indicator of economic activity in the state. And Rauschenberger says 10 of North Dakota’s 15 economic ...

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Wyoming sales tax booming


CHEYENNE – After a rough start to this decade, growing sales tax collections statewide and in Laramie County indicate the economy finally may have rebounded. Sales tax collections in Laramie County grew 18.3 percent in fiscal year 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a report by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division. Experts say this trend has continued into ...

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DeSoto Parish sales tax revenue down 66% from 2011

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Sales tax growth in DeSoto Parish from the 2013-2014 fiscal year seems to verify that the Haynesville boom is over, at least for now. According to an article by Vickie Welborn for the the Shreveport Times, the parish only saw a 3.8 percent increase in sales tax revenue from the previous fiscal year. The ...

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Bakken Briefings


Tioga accepts bid The Tioga Medical Center board of directors have awarded to a Minnesota company an $8.2 million contract for construction of a new clinic and other renovations. Shingobee Construction, the contractor that recently completed renovations to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Crosby, turned in the lowest of three bids submitted. Officials are targeting the project for completion by ...

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Sales tax could fund downtown plan


Eric Killelea The Williston City Commission is considering imposing a 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants, which could generate $1.2 million per year. In February, Mayor Ward Koeser asked commissioners to further their pursuit of addressing the lack of downtown parking. On Tuesday, Commissioner Howard Klug offered a solution — impose a lodging and restaurant tax to generate revenue. ...

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