Many states provide tax incentives for making movies there. But some are cutting the subsidies, saying the benefits are not worth the cost.
New Yorker combats rising 'sin taxes' by growing tobacco in her Brooklyn yard.
Nebraska tops the list, with total taxes of 23.69%. Oregon has the lowest rate, 1.81%.
If you add in local levies, the highest sales taxes are on Indian reservations. Arizona is home to 9 of the 25 localities with the highest sales tax rates.
A professor argues that raising the tax on beer would reduce both consumption and crime. But powerful lobbies make that move unlikely.
Governor's plan to extend temporary sales and income taxes draws support, though voters don't want to pay more for prisons.
Many states are facing huge budget problems. Expect lots of wrangling over how to cut budgets and whether to raise taxes.
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