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Angry About the Apathy

Ever since election day, I’ve been very frustrated about the low voter turnout. After working very hard on two state legislative campaigns for the better part of a year, it is very disheartening to see how few people really care.   405 more words


Toronto considers taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and parking

The city is eyeing new taxes on booze, cigarettes, concert tickets, parking and more as it looks to plug gaping budget holes in coming years. 562 more words


State Sales Taxes: A Big Mess

This article is inspired by this recent Cleveland.com article about Ohio businesses upset that Congress will not pass the Marketplace Fairness Act this year. State sales taxes are a complicated and troublesome area. 1,420 more words

Commerce Clause

Hudson taxes to go up 2.2 per cent; town will sell off assets to deal with deficit

Despite facing a $1.75-million deficit, the town of Hudson adopted its 2015 budget Wednesday, announcing the average tax bill will only increase by 2.2 per cent next year. 437 more words

Off-Island Gazette

The Internet Age

Ahhhh, the convenience of internet shopping. It took it a while to take off, but every year, we hear that the number of people who do their Christmas shopping – or any kind of shopping, really – over the ‘net is on the rise. 720 more words

Thinking About Cuba

On Cuba, I am extremely conflicted.

I have told the story before of sitting in a dark hotel bar in the basement of a hotel in Samarkand, Uzbekistan with Ray Cline, who was the Number Two at the CIA for decades, and asking him, “Who killed JFK?” 214 more words