Tag Archive: budget

May 29 2012

Pentagon spending spree

Throwing money at the military doesn’t buy us safety. By Elizabeth Rose Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s budget deficit, …

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May 15 2012

Surplus predicted

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Willard believes the city is destined for a $690,686 surplus at the fiscal year’s end.   By Jimmy Isaac Longview City Manager David Willard is predicting a nearly $700,000 surplus when the 2012 budget year ends, as better-than-hoped-for collection of late property taxes might make up for flattening sales tax revenue. “I really think we’re …

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May 15 2012

Sales tax figures drop slightly

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of May have decreased .76 percent as compared to May  2011, resulting in a 1.84 percent cumulative year-to-date increase.   The reported revenue of $3,282,753.29 is comprised of $2,188,502.19 general sales tax revenue and $1,094,251.10 half-cent sales tax …

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Apr 10 2012

Smith County saves thousands

Smith County reports an additional $62,000 in liability reduction to date, due to the award winning County’s Compensatory Time Management Program the Smith County Auditor’s office reported on Thursday, April 5. The Smith County Compensatory Time Management Program began in 2008 as a joint effort of the Auditor’s Office and Sheriff’s Department, to reduce the …

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Apr 03 2012

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

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Feb 21 2012

Uncover the mystery of product dating

By Mary Hunt Pop quiz: You pull a chicken from the fridge to fix for dinner and notice that yesterday was the “Sell By” date. You should: a. Throw it away. b. Cook it to an internal temperature of 195F. minimum to kill the salmonella. c. Relax. FDA regulations required this chicken be sold before …

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Feb 21 2012

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Feb 14 2012

Simple ways to save $7,000

By Tawra Kellam Many of us often feel overwhelmed by debt and don’t know how to start climbing out of it. For others it’s a misconception that the more money you earn the easier it is to save. Tawra and Michael Kellam paid off $20,000 of credit card debt and medical bills in 5 years …

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