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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
Despite the colloquialization of the holiday to Presidents Day, today officially remains Washington’s Birthday. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, however, the day we honor the father of his country and first president will never actually … more
Area officials converged on the courthouse square in downtown Jasper Saturday afternoon to unveil a branding initiative for Walker County. more
The 2016 Alabama legislative session ends today, and with all of the important issues facing the state, it is amazing how little has gotten done. But, hey, Alabama now has an official state cake. Well, the Legislature passed a bill to name lane cake the state cake of Alabama. It won’t be official until Gov. Robert Bentley signs it. Lane cake, for those who don’t know, and we believe there are quite a few who don’t, is a layered cake with pecans, coconut and, sometimes, a little bit of bourbon. more
The American Red Cross is relocating in June from its current office on Viking Drive in Jasper to the former National Guard Armory in Cordova. On the surface, that move doesn’t seem … more
In yet another example of government waste, bureaucratic bloat and excessive regulation, Americans complete more than 23,000 forms for 68 federal agencies each year, according to a new analysis by the American Action Forum. Just filling out all these forms consumes 11.4 billion hours, which works out to about 35 hours per person — almost a full work week. more
Despite the ongoing recovery, businesses continue to face challenges in Southern California. The Los Angeles Business Federation’s annual poll of its members is just out and the top five concerns of employers are: 1. Taxes and fees; 2. transportation; 3. government regulation/compliance; 4. education; and 5. public infrastructure (roads, rail, bridges, waterways, etc.). more
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday a day or so away, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business. more
California state and local governments continue to try to crack down on e-cigarettes, or vaporizers, and regulate them like cigarettes, yet mounting data show that the devices are far safer to users — and those around them — and have been proven … more
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