A tug of war over contested federal mineral royalty rates played out in the courts between energy groups and the Interior Department again last month. This time, a Wyoming court ruled in favor of the coal industry by partially blocking the 2020 launch of an Obama-era policy, known as the valuation rule.
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Nearly one-third of the $1.97 trillion collected by state governments in fiscal year 2017 came from the federal government, the second-largest source of states’ revenue, according to an updated fiscal analysis of all 50 states by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Whether students are in school or on summer break, the future of public education funding is always a major topic in the national conversation. In May 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released the updated Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data for fiscal year 2017. According to the survey, total educational revenue for public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. was $694 billion in 2017, representing an overall increase from $671 billion in 2016.
A tax policy analyst said Illinois lawmakers might want to reevaluate state and local taxes after a federal judge tossed a suit filed by other high-tax states over a federal cap on state and local tax deductions.
OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners on Monday heard more about the potential for development of a wind farm in Labette County.