California Today is currently researching and
analysing several policy issues which affect the taxpayers of
California. Let us know what you think on these topics!
Alternative Minimum Tax
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A new report, released April 14,
2004, reviews the effects that the "stealth tax" has on
millions of middle-class taxpayers in high-cost states, especially
for now, the
American middle-class, especially in California, can for once be
clearly defined: a growing base of people stuck in the middle, between
two tax systems increasingly at odds.
|Indian Gaming Taxation
Several states, including California, are in the process of developing
new ways to properly and fairly tax Indian gaming within their
states. Proposals ranging from revenue-sharing to per-person fees
have enticed chas-strapped state but have also raised concerns among
tribal governments. California Today is researching legal and
political issues facing states as they target the billions in revenues
generated on reservations. Are taxes on Indian casinos
proper? If so, at what level?
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you think on Indian Gaming
California is the newest battleground between existing retailers and
the newest kid-on-the-block: one-stop super stores. Cities across
the state have taken sides, some courting the mega retailers while
others pass ordinances prohibiting them. Are these
retailers the future... or the end of competition as we know it?
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Protecting Your Privacy
One of the biggest threats to our livelihood is the protection of our
personal privacy. Although Californians have some of the most
effective laws in the nation protecting their personal information,
technological advances, the growing number of businesses that keep
consumer records, aggressive marketing techniques, government
collection and distribution of personal information, and criminal
innovations have combined to leave many Californians feeling that there
privacy may be more threatened than before. Are we safe?
Let us know what you think on Privacy
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