Parents and taxpayers want more educational choice

By Cato Institute on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

ATLANTA – Ever since Georgia enacted a scholarship tax credit law in 2008, individual and corporate taxpayers in the Peach State could receive dollar-for-dollar tax credits in return for contributions to nonprofit scholarship organizations—at least until the $58 million cap is reached.

Transparent California: Average annual California gov’t employee pension was $64,448 last year

By California Policy Center on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS financial struggles are draining state taxpayers. The ever-increasing contribution rates it demands from state and local governments have already bankrupted several cities. Even for more financially stable agencies, increased CalPERS contributions have crowded out other spending priorities or tax relief.