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.
New Illinois law taxes mobile homes on private property the same as stick-built homes. Owners will see much higher bills.
State goes after commercial dog breeders who aren't paying sales and income taxes. Puppies are among the assets seized.
States collect levies on bagels, belt buckles, cup lids and haunted houses. Balloon rides? It depends.
More are asking residents to 'fess up on annual tax forms.
Federal woes are just the beginning. States and cities also will have to raise taxes to stay afloat.
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