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Tax Day may have fallen on April 18 this year, but Americans had to work until April 24, on average, just to pay their federal, state and local taxes for the year according to the Tax Foundation, which calculates Tax Freedom Day each year. But Californians will not see their Tax Freedom Day until tomorrow, April 30, as the Golden State has one of the largest tax burdens in the nation. more
When Senate Joint Resolution 39, the so-called “religious freedom” proposal, died in a Missouri House committee on Wednesday, the key vote came from an unexpected source, Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford. more
A state tax break that has significantly affected the renovations of several historic buildings in the Birmingham area will be eliminated if lawmakers in the Senate cannot agree to extend the program. more
There are few days that have remained etched into our minds, but for the people of Walker County, April 27, 2011, is one of those days. A widespread tornado outbreak hit Alabama that day, with 62 … more
Does Canada really believe that it’s not at war with ISIS? more
“It’s my job to call balls and strikes,” John Roberts told a Senate committee at his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. more
In an interview with the Financial Analysts Journal last year, Nobel laureate economist William F. Sharpe, creator of the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, said public pensions in the United States are a “disaster” … more
Not again. Even on Easter, innocent people were slaughtered by terrorists. At least 72 people were killed and 300 wounded in Sunday’s attack aimed at Christians gathered for Easter at a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore. “The park was … more
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: The Gadsden Times on tornado season in Alabama: Alabama hasn’t reached triple digits in tornadoes since the hellish year of 2011. (April 27 of that year gained permanent bold print status in the … more
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