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California Breaks Ground on Boondoggle Bullet Train

by Lee Schalk / /

This week, Governor Jerry Brown succeeded in breaking ground on his beloved bullet train, a project that was sold to taxpayers back in 2008, when voters barely passed a $9.95 billion bond measure to fund it.
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It's that SOTU Time Again

by Dan Barrett / /

As the President, Congress, and the media gear up for the State of the Union on the 20th, you can be ahead of the action! Submit your guess of how much you think the President proposes to change federal spending in his SOTU address.
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NTU’s Recent Pension Estimates, From Landrieu to Harkin

by Douglas Kellogg / /

As Congress transitioned to a new chapter, and defeated and retiring lawmakers moved on, National Taxpayers Union provided some pension estimates for a few of those departing Senators and Congressmen.You can find articles in the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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NTU in the News - Kiplinger: How to Appeal Property Taxes

by Douglas Kellogg / /

At Kiplinger.com, Sandra Block writes on the steps you can take to appeal your property tax assessment, and cites NTU's guide "How to Fight Property Taxes." You can request the complete guide by emailing ntu@ntu.org, click here for the action checklis
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Our New Year’s Resolutions for Congress

by Dan Barrett / /

We've already told you what we want from Congress for Christmas and what we personally resolve to do in 2015 but NTU and Foundation staff haven't given you our hopes for what the incoming Congress will do in the New Year.
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NTU and Foundation Staff New Year’s Resolutions

by Dan Barrett / /

As 2014 comes to a close, NTU and Foundation staff wants to share some of our New Year's resolutions with you.
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Christmas Presents from Congress: NTU and Foundation Staff Wishes

by Dan Barrett / /

Before NTU and Foundation staff took a day or two off for the holiday, I asked them what they would like to see from Congress. It's a diverse wish list and, oftentimes, items that Congress could act on without much political (or electoral) pain.
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“Cromnibus” Decreases Spending, But Leaves Taxpayers Wanting More

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Despite significant flaws, the FY15 spending package is moving in a direction that taxpayers will be relieved to discover: it decreases spending by $11.1 billion relative to last year. Colloquially termed the "cromnibus," the bill contains an omnibus that
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Only One Pro-Internet Sales Tax Senator from a Competitive State Survived 2014

by Douglas Kellogg / /

With Senator Mary Landrieu's defeat last weekend in a runoff election, Mark Warner (who barely scraped through a closer-than-expected race) will be the only Senator who voted for the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), from a competitive state, in the 114th C
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Postal Regulatory Commission Moves on from Jet-Setting Leader

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You may recall seeing stories about Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Ruth Goldway going on taxpayer-financed trips to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Doha, UAE, among other hot spots – while also racking up $18,000 in travel expenses on her of
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