Tag Archives: tax

Provision in House GOP tax plan could stress graduate students

Republicans in the Senate last week voted yes to overhaul the country’s tax code. With the House already having approved its version, Congress is set to compromise on a tax reform bill that could be sent to the president for ...

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Undocumented, but not unemployed

For most people, finding a job is as simple as looking in the want ads or walking into a business with a resume in hand. For students who are undocumented, it’s not that easy. For one thing, undocumented residents don’t ...

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Measure Z campaigns debate need for zoo tax

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, a former city-run institution that lost its governmental status as part of the nationwide privatization movement that arose during the Reagan era, was close to losing its accreditation, and perhaps shutting down, due to lack of ...

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Overtaxation with representation

‘Tis the season to pay taxes. It was a hot August afternoon, a Wednesday as I recall, when a large crowd gathered under that large elm tree at the corner of Essex and Washington streets.

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Legalize pot to save economy

Unemployment, recession, depression, budget deficit, tax increases, entitlement cuts — these are just a few of the words being tossed around in reference to the economic environment we are currently experiencing.

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$4,000 tax break for students

A $4,000 tax deduction for college tuition is available to students in 2011. Students may also deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages in their tax return this year.

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Tuition increase information

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a mid-year increase of five percent – or $105 - for 2010-11 that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011. In addition, the Trustees adopted a 10 percent - or $444 - annual increase for the 2011-12 academic year that would become effective for fall 2011.

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Prop 25 won’t help budget

On Friday, Oct. 8, Gov. Schwarzenegger finally signed California’s state budget—100 days later than the state’s constitutionally prescribed June 15 deadline. This comes as no surprise to veteran surveyors of the state’s political scene, as the legislature has only met this deadline five times since 1980.

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