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« Reply #3100 on: September 30, 2012, 12:53:48 am »
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Seeing as I am the only nominee, I ask unanimous consent that Inks.LWC be elected Speaker of the Assembly.
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« Reply #3101 on: September 30, 2012, 08:57:41 am »
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[1] Cleveland, OH
[5] Detroit, MI
[6] Baltimore, MD
[4] Peoria, IL
[3] Chicago, IL
[2] Elkhart, IN
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« Reply #3102 on: September 30, 2012, 09:26:53 am »
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« Reply #3103 on: September 30, 2012, 02:00:00 pm »
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« Reply #3104 on: September 30, 2012, 03:28:02 pm »
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1 Keshena, WI 
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« Reply #3105 on: September 30, 2012, 09:34:20 pm »
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« Reply #3106 on: September 30, 2012, 11:15:45 pm »
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By a vote of 5-3, Elkhart defeats Detroit in the final round.

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« Reply #3107 on: October 01, 2012, 09:04:13 pm »
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Governor Update 3
Well, I'm making this appointment much quicker than I expected to, but I've had a feeling I'd be making an appointment on this for over a week now. Wink I was lucky to find a highly qualified, active Mideasterner who I'm certain will do a great job as Superior Court Judge.

I hereby appoint TJ in Cleve to the position of Superior Court Judge! Smiley


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« Reply #3108 on: October 01, 2012, 09:15:15 pm »
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For procedure purposes, I'm going to submit the budget again for debate. Hopefully this is the last session this has to be done! Smiley


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Mideast Budget 2012

Revenue:

Revenue: Amount
Income Taxes: $35.3 B
Social Insurance Taxes: $24.4 B
"Ad Valorum" Taxes: $108.5 B
Fees: $43.3 B
Business and Other: $70.5 B
TOTAL: $282 B


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Total Budget: $314.01 billion
Spending ($232.71 billion)

*(No change) does NOT denote changing in spending levels from RL to this budget. It's really there for the next budget so we can copy this first budget, change the numbers, and then off to the side put the positive/negative change since the preceeding budget.

Energy ($5.75  billion)
$3 Billion ...... Loans to be granted to energy companies that have a responsible environmental track record, are seriously attempting to develop clean energy alternatives, push for energy efficiency and/or have an approved plan to do so.
$1 Billion  ...... Fund for alternative energy
$1 Billion  ...... Updating the Mideast's current energy infrastructure
$0.5 Billion  ...... Refitting all government buildings to run on clean energy
$0.25 Billion  ...... Refitting all government vehicles (cars, planes, etc.) to run on clean energy)

Natural resources and environment ($5.21 billion)
$2.61 billion ...... Water resources (No Change)
$0.57 billion ...... Conservation and land management (No Change)
$0.42 billion ...... Recreational & Park resources (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Pollution control and abatement (No Change)
$0.5 billion ....... Other natural resources (No Change)

Agriculture ($4.04 billion)
$2.95 billion ..... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance (No Change)
$1.09 billion ...... Agricultural research and services (No Change)

Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($1.95 billion)
$0.34 billion ..... Housing Loan Programs (No Change)
$0.02 billion ..... Deposit insurance (No Change)
$1.36 billion ...... Universal service fund (No Change)
$0.23 billion ...... Other advancement of commerce (No Change)

Transportation ($23.25 billion)
$9.00 billion ..... Highways and highway safety (No Change)
$4.00 billion ...... Mass transit (No Change)
$0.25 billion ...... Railroads (No Change)
$2.05 billion ..... Air Transportation (No Change)
$1.05 billion ...... Water transportation (No Change)
$0.45 billion ...... Other transportation (No Change)
$6.45 billion ..... Non-Highway Roads (No Change)

Community and regional development ($4.39 billion)
$2.50 billion ...... Community development (No Change)
$0.96 billion ...... Area and regional development (No Change)
$0.93 billion ...... Disaster relief and insurance (No Change)

Education ($69.32 billion)
$41.32 billion ..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education (No Change)
$20.00 billion ..... Higher education (No Change)
$8.00 billion ...... Research and general education (No Change)

Training, labor and unemployment ($9.37 billion)
$4.34 billion ...... Training and employment (No Change)
$0.2 billion ....... Labor law, statistics, and other administration (No Change)
$4.83 billion ..... Unemployment compensation (No Change)

Health Spending ($14.08 billion)
$2.23 billion ...... Substance abuse and mental health services (No Change)
$0.70 billion ....... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism (No Change)
$8.45 billion ..... Health research and training (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... Food safety and occupational health and safety (No Change)
$0.20 billion ..... Other health care services (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Health care fraud (No Change)

Civilian Retirement ($41.50 billion)
$1.0 billion ...... Civilian retirement and disability insurance (No Change)
$29.50 billion ..... Mideast employee retirement and disability (No Change)
$11.00 billion ...... Mideast employees' and retired employees' health benefits (No Change)

Aid to Low-Income Families ($25.00 billion)
$6.01 billion ..... Housing assistance (No Change)
$4.33 billion ..... Food stamps (No Change)
$2.3 billion ...... Other nutrition programs (WIC, school lunches) (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Family support payments (TANF) (No Change)
$7.01 billion ..... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (No Change)
$0.85 billion ..... Child tax credit (No Change)
$0.99 billion ....... Child care funds (No Change)
$0.18 billion ...... Other aid to low-income families (No Change)

General Family Support ($5.39 billion)
$1.32 billion ...... Foster care and adoption assistance (No Change)
$0.33 billion ...... Child support and family support programs (No Change)
$3.74 billion ..... Social and family services (No Change)

Administration of justice ($20.45 billion)
$11.35 billion ..... Regional law enforcement and security (No Change)
$5.21 billion ..... Regional litigation and judicial activities (No Change)
$2.89 billion ...... Regional prison system (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Criminal justice assistance (No Change)

General government administration ($3.01 billion)
$0.31 billion ...... Legislative functions (No Change)
$0.10 billion ...... Executive office programs (No Change)
$2.05 billion ....... Fiscal operations (No Change)
$0.55 billion ...... Other general government (No Change)
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Tax Expenditures and Tax Cuts ($81.3 billion)

Corporate Tax Breaks ($11.03 billion)
$7.00 billion ...... R&D Tax Breaks (No Change)
$1.01 billion ...... Energy, Mining and Timber Tax Breaks (No Change)
$2.03 billion ...... Tax Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.99 billion ..... Other Corporate Tax Breaks (No Change)

Personal Business & Investment Benefits ($4.69 billion)
$3.80 billion ..... Tax-Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Enterprise & Empowerment Zones and New Markets credit (No Change)
$0.33 billion ....... Other personal investment tax breaks (No Change)

Pension & Retirement Deductions ($26.08 billion)
$10.05 billion ..... Employer-paid Pensions (No Change)
$7.05 billion ..... 401Ks & Keogh plans (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... IRAs (No Change)
$6.62 billion ..... Group and personal life insurance benefits (No Change)
$0.86 billion ...... Other retirement benefits (No Change)

Health Insurance Tax Benefits ($12.14 billion)
$5.30 billion .... Employer-paid Health Insurance (No Change)
$1.03 billion ...... Self-employed medical insurance premiums (No Change)
$4.70 billion ...... Medical Savings/Health Savings Accounts (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Deductibility of medical expenses (No Change)

Housing tax benefits ($8.67 billion)
$2.75 billion ..... Mortgage Interest (No Change)
$1.50 billion ..... Deductibility of property taxes on homes (No Change)
$3.51 billion ..... Exclusion of net imputed rental income on owner-occupied homes (No Change)
$0.91 billion ...... Housing bonds & low-income housing investments (No Change)

Other individual deductions and exemptions ($14.43 billion)
$3.62 billion ..... Charitable contributions (No Change)
$1.91 billion ..... Local taxes (w/o home property) (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Workmen's compensation (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Education deductions and credits (No Change)
$1.31 billion ..... Child credit (No Change)
$1.38 billion ...... Child care credits and deductions (No Change)
$0.46 billion ......... Deduction for the blind and elderly (No Change)
$0.41 billion ...... Employee parking and transit expenses (No Change)
$0.35 billion ...... Adoption and foster care tax credits (No Change)
$0.80 billion ...... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)- revenue loss component (No Change)
$0.30 billion ...... Other fringe benefits (No Change)
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Income Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $13,000
1%    $13,001 - $40,000
1.5%    $40,001 - $100,000
2.2%    $100,001 - $180,000
2.7%    $180,001 - $300,000
3.25%    $300,001 - $750,000
4%    $750,001 - $2,750,000
5%    $2,750,001- $9,999,999
6.5%   $10,000,000+

Corporate Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $50,000
0.5%    $50,001 - $75,000
1%    $75,001 - $125,000
1.5%    $125,001 - $350,000
2%    $350,001 - $1,000,000
2.5%    $1,000,001 - $10,000,000
3.25%    $10,000,001 - $20,000,000
4%    $20,000,001-$70,000,000
5%   $70,000,001+

Sales Tax Rate: 5.7% (Groceries, prescription drugs exempt)

Pension Tax: 1.5%

Excise Taxes:

Gas: 7 cents/gallon (10 cents/gallon for diesel).

Lottery:
Prizes less than $1,000.00 - 15%
Prizes more than $1,001.00 - 25%
             

Cigarettes: $1.60 per pack.
Other Tobacco Products: 55% Manufactures Price
Distilled Spirits: $2.70 per gallon
Wine: $0.30 per gallon
Beer: $0.20 per gallon
Marijuana: 25% sales tax

Projected Deficit: $27.75 B
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« Reply #3109 on: October 02, 2012, 11:35:19 am »
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« Reply #3110 on: October 02, 2012, 11:48:19 am »
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For reference, her is that budget, with the changes that were made.  Mr. Governor, I hope you'll withdraw your initial budget and introduce this one.  Once that happens, if we can get the GM to recalculate everything and give us the figures for the pension tax, we should be good:

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Mideast Budget 2012

Revenue:

Revenue: Amount
Income Taxes: $35.3 B
Social Insurance Taxes: $24.4 B
"Ad Valorum" Taxes: $108.5 B
Fees: $43.3 B
Business and Other: $70.5 B
TOTAL: $282 B


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Total Budget: $314.01 billion
Spending ($232.71 billion)

*(No change) does NOT denote changing in spending levels from RL to this budget. It's really there for the next budget so we can copy this first budget, change the numbers, and then off to the side put the positive/negative change since the preceeding budget.

Energy ($5.75  billion)
$3 Billion ...... Loans to be granted to energy companies that have a responsible environmental track record, are seriously attempting to develop clean energy alternatives, push for energy efficiency and/or have an approved plan to do so.
$1 Billion  ...... Fund for alternative energy
$1 Billion  ...... Updating the Mideast's current energy infrastructure
$0.5 Billion  ...... Refitting all government buildings to run on clean energy
$0.25 Billion  ...... Refitting all government vehicles (cars, planes, etc.) to run on clean energy)

Natural resources and environment ($5.21 billion)
$2.61 billion ...... Water resources (No Change)
$0.57 billion ...... Conservation and land management (No Change)
$0.42 billion ...... Recreational & Park resources (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Pollution control and abatement (No Change)
$0.5 billion ....... Other natural resources (No Change)

Agriculture ($4.04 billion)
$2.95 billion ..... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance (No Change)
$1.09 billion ...... Agricultural research and services (No Change)

Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($1.95 billion)
$0.34 billion ..... Housing Loan Programs (No Change)
$0.02 billion ..... Deposit insurance (No Change)
$1.36 billion ...... Universal service fund (No Change)
$0.23 billion ...... Other advancement of commerce (No Change)

Transportation ($23.25 billion)
$9.00 billion ..... Highways and highway safety (No Change)
$4.00 billion ...... Mass transit (No Change)
$0.25 billion ...... Railroads (No Change)
$2.05 billion ..... Air Transportation (No Change)
$1.05 billion ...... Water transportation (No Change)
$0.45 billion ...... Other transportation (No Change)
$6.45 billion ..... Non-Highway Roads (No Change)

Community and regional development ($4.39 billion)
$2.50 billion ...... Community development (No Change)
$0.96 billion ...... Area and regional development (No Change)
$0.93 billion ...... Disaster relief and insurance (No Change)

Education ($69.32 billion)
$41.32 billion ..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education (No Change)
$20.00 billion ..... Higher education (No Change)
$8.00 billion ...... Research and general education (No Change)

Training, labor and unemployment ($9.37 billion)
$4.34 billion ...... Training and employment (No Change)
$0.2 billion ....... Labor law, statistics, and other administration (No Change)
$4.83 billion ..... Unemployment compensation (No Change)

Health Spending ($14.08 billion)
$2.23 billion ...... Substance abuse and mental health services (No Change)
$0.70 billion ....... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism (No Change)
$8.45 billion ..... Health research and training (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... Food safety and occupational health and safety (No Change)
$0.20 billion ..... Other health care services (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Health care fraud (No Change)

Civilian Retirement ($41.50 billion)
$1.0 billion ...... Civilian retirement and disability insurance (No Change)
$29.50 billion ..... Mideast employee retirement and disability (No Change)
$11.00 billion ...... Mideast employees' and retired employees' health benefits (No Change)

Aid to Low-Income Families ($25.00 billion)
$6.01 billion ..... Housing assistance (No Change)
$4.33 billion ..... Food stamps (No Change)
$2.3 billion ...... Other nutrition programs (WIC, school lunches) (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Family support payments (TANF) (No Change)
$7.01 billion ..... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (No Change)
$0.85 billion ..... Child tax credit (No Change)
$0.99 billion ....... Child care funds (No Change)
$0.18 billion ...... Other aid to low-income families (No Change)

General Family Support ($5.39 billion)
$1.32 billion ...... Foster care and adoption assistance (No Change)
$0.33 billion ...... Child support and family support programs (No Change)
$3.74 billion ..... Social and family services (No Change)

Administration of justice ($20.45 billion)
$11.35 billion ..... Regional law enforcement and security (No Change)
$5.21 billion ..... Regional litigation and judicial activities (No Change)
$2.89 billion ...... Regional prison system (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Criminal justice assistance (No Change)

General government administration ($3.01 billion)
$0.31 billion ...... Legislative functions (No Change)
$0.10 billion ...... Executive office programs (No Change)
$2.05 billion ....... Fiscal operations (No Change)
$0.55 billion ...... Other general government (No Change)
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Tax Expenditures and Tax Cuts ($81.371.73 billion)

Corporate Tax Breaks ($11.037.53 billion)
$7.003.5 billion ...... R&D Tax Breaks (No Change)
$1.01 billion ...... Energy, Mining and Timber Tax Breaks (No Change)
$2.03 billion ...... Tax Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.99 billion ..... Other Corporate Tax Breaks (No Change)

Personal Business & Investment Benefits ($4.69 billion)
$3.80 billion ..... Tax-Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Enterprise & Empowerment Zones and New Markets credit (No Change)
$0.33 billion ....... Other personal investment tax breaks (No Change)

Pension & Retirement Deductions ($26.08 billion)
$10.05 billion ..... Employer-paid Pensions (No Change)
$7.05 billion ..... 401Ks & Keogh plans (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... IRAs (No Change)
$6.62 billion ..... Group and personal life insurance benefits (No Change)
$0.86 billion ...... Other retirement benefits (No Change)

Health Insurance Tax Benefits ($12.14 billion)
$5.30 billion .... Employer-paid Health Insurance (No Change)
$1.03 billion ...... Self-employed medical insurance premiums (No Change)
$4.70 billion ...... Medical Savings/Health Savings Accounts (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Deductibility of medical expenses (No Change)

Housing tax benefits ($12.938.67 billion)
$5.502.75 billion ..... Mortgage Interest (No Change)
$3.011.50 billion ..... Deductibility of property taxes on homes (No Change)
$3.51 billion ..... Exclusion of net imputed rental income on owner-occupied homes (No Change)
$0.91 billion ...... Housing bonds & low-income housing investments (No Change)

Other individual deductions and exemptions ($14.4312.62 billion)
$3.621.81 billion ..... Charitable contributions (No Change)
$1.91 billion ..... Local taxes (w/o home property) (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Workmen's compensation (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Education deductions and credits (No Change)
$1.31 billion ..... Child credit (No Change)
$1.38 billion ...... Child care credits and deductions (No Change)
$0.46 billion ......... Deduction for the blind and elderly (No Change)
$0.41 billion ...... Employee parking and transit expenses (No Change)
$0.35 billion ...... Adoption and foster care tax credits (No Change)
$0.80 billion ...... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)- revenue loss component (No Change)
$0.30 billion ...... Other fringe benefits (No Change)
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Income Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $13,000
1%    $13,001 - $40,000
1.5%    $40,001 - $100,000
2.2%    $100,001 - $180,000
2.7%    $180,001 - $300,000
3.25%    $300,001 - $750,000
4%    $750,001 - $2,750,000
5%    $2,750,001- $9,999,999
6.5%   $10,000,000+

Corporate Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $50,000
0.5%    $50,001 - $75,000
1%    $75,001 - $125,000
1.5%    $125,001 - $350,000
2%    $350,001 - $1,000,000
2.5%    $1,000,001 - $10,000,000
3.25%    $10,000,001 - $20,000,000
4%    $20,000,001-$70,000,000
5%   $70,000,001+

Sales Tax Rate: 5.7% (Groceries, prescription drugs exempt)

Excise Taxes:

Gas: 7 cents/gallon (10 cents/gallon for diesel).

Cigarettes: $1.60 per pack.
Other Tobacco Products: 55% Manufactures Price
Distilled Spirits: $2.70 per gallon
Wine: $0.30 per gallon
Beer: $0.200.30 per gallon
Marijuana: 25% sales tax

Projected Deficit: $32.01 B
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« Reply #3111 on: October 02, 2012, 11:59:03 am »
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You're not going to submit the budget as amended by the last session?
I took the budget that was on the first page, but sure, I withdraw that and introduce this:

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Mideast Budget 2012

Revenue:

Revenue: Amount
Income Taxes: $35.3 B
Social Insurance Taxes: $24.4 B
"Ad Valorum" Taxes: $108.5 B
Fees: $43.3 B
Business and Other: $70.5 B
TOTAL: $282 B


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Budget: $314.01 billion
Spending ($232.71 billion)

*(No change) does NOT denote changing in spending levels from RL to this budget. It's really there for the next budget so we can copy this first budget, change the numbers, and then off to the side put the positive/negative change since the preceeding budget.

Energy ($5.75  billion)
$3 Billion ...... Loans to be granted to energy companies that have a responsible environmental track record, are seriously attempting to develop clean energy alternatives, push for energy efficiency and/or have an approved plan to do so.
$1 Billion  ...... Fund for alternative energy
$1 Billion  ...... Updating the Mideast's current energy infrastructure
$0.5 Billion  ...... Refitting all government buildings to run on clean energy
$0.25 Billion  ...... Refitting all government vehicles (cars, planes, etc.) to run on clean energy)

Natural resources and environment ($5.21 billion)
$2.61 billion ...... Water resources (No Change)
$0.57 billion ...... Conservation and land management (No Change)
$0.42 billion ...... Recreational & Park resources (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Pollution control and abatement (No Change)
$0.5 billion ....... Other natural resources (No Change)

Agriculture ($4.04 billion)
$2.95 billion ..... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance (No Change)
$1.09 billion ...... Agricultural research and services (No Change)

Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($1.95 billion)
$0.34 billion ..... Housing Loan Programs (No Change)
$0.02 billion ..... Deposit insurance (No Change)
$1.36 billion ...... Universal service fund (No Change)
$0.23 billion ...... Other advancement of commerce (No Change)

Transportation ($23.25 billion)
$9.00 billion ..... Highways and highway safety (No Change)
$4.00 billion ...... Mass transit (No Change)
$0.25 billion ...... Railroads (No Change)
$2.05 billion ..... Air Transportation (No Change)
$1.05 billion ...... Water transportation (No Change)
$0.45 billion ...... Other transportation (No Change)
$6.45 billion ..... Non-Highway Roads (No Change)

Community and regional development ($4.39 billion)
$2.50 billion ...... Community development (No Change)
$0.96 billion ...... Area and regional development (No Change)
$0.93 billion ...... Disaster relief and insurance (No Change)

Education ($69.32 billion)
$41.32 billion ..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education (No Change)
$20.00 billion ..... Higher education (No Change)
$8.00 billion ...... Research and general education (No Change)

Training, labor and unemployment ($9.37 billion)
$4.34 billion ...... Training and employment (No Change)
$0.2 billion ....... Labor law, statistics, and other administration (No Change)
$4.83 billion ..... Unemployment compensation (No Change)

Health Spending ($14.08 billion)
$2.23 billion ...... Substance abuse and mental health services (No Change)
$0.70 billion ....... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism (No Change)
$8.45 billion ..... Health research and training (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... Food safety and occupational health and safety (No Change)
$0.20 billion ..... Other health care services (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Health care fraud (No Change)

Civilian Retirement ($41.50 billion)
$1.0 billion ...... Civilian retirement and disability insurance (No Change)
$29.50 billion ..... Mideast employee retirement and disability (No Change)
$11.00 billion ...... Mideast employees' and retired employees' health benefits (No Change)

Aid to Low-Income Families ($25.00 billion)
$6.01 billion ..... Housing assistance (No Change)
$4.33 billion ..... Food stamps (No Change)
$2.3 billion ...... Other nutrition programs (WIC, school lunches) (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Family support payments (TANF) (No Change)
$7.01 billion ..... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (No Change)
$0.85 billion ..... Child tax credit (No Change)
$0.99 billion ....... Child care funds (No Change)
$0.18 billion ...... Other aid to low-income families (No Change)

General Family Support ($5.39 billion)
$1.32 billion ...... Foster care and adoption assistance (No Change)
$0.33 billion ...... Child support and family support programs (No Change)
$3.74 billion ..... Social and family services (No Change)

Administration of justice ($20.45 billion)
$11.35 billion ..... Regional law enforcement and security (No Change)
$5.21 billion ..... Regional litigation and judicial activities (No Change)
$2.89 billion ...... Regional prison system (No Change)
$1.00 billion ...... Criminal justice assistance (No Change)

General government administration ($3.01 billion)
$0.31 billion ...... Legislative functions (No Change)
$0.10 billion ...... Executive office programs (No Change)
$2.05 billion ....... Fiscal operations (No Change)
$0.55 billion ...... Other general government (No Change)
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Tax Expenditures and Tax Cuts ($81.371.73 billion)

Corporate Tax Breaks ($11.037.53 billion)
$7.003.5 billion ...... R&D Tax Breaks (No Change)
$1.01 billion ...... Energy, Mining and Timber Tax Breaks (No Change)
$2.03 billion ...... Tax Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.99 billion ..... Other Corporate Tax Breaks (No Change)

Personal Business & Investment Benefits ($4.69 billion)
$3.80 billion ..... Tax-Free Bonds (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Enterprise & Empowerment Zones and New Markets credit (No Change)
$0.33 billion ....... Other personal investment tax breaks (No Change)

Pension & Retirement Deductions ($26.08 billion)
$10.05 billion ..... Employer-paid Pensions (No Change)
$7.05 billion ..... 401Ks & Keogh plans (No Change)
$1.50 billion ...... IRAs (No Change)
$6.62 billion ..... Group and personal life insurance benefits (No Change)
$0.86 billion ...... Other retirement benefits (No Change)

Health Insurance Tax Benefits ($12.14 billion)
$5.30 billion .... Employer-paid Health Insurance (No Change)
$1.03 billion ...... Self-employed medical insurance premiums (No Change)
$4.70 billion ...... Medical Savings/Health Savings Accounts (No Change)
$1.11 billion ...... Deductibility of medical expenses (No Change)

Housing tax benefits ($12.938.67 billion)
$5.502.75 billion ..... Mortgage Interest (No Change)
$3.011.50 billion ..... Deductibility of property taxes on homes (No Change)
$3.51 billion ..... Exclusion of net imputed rental income on owner-occupied homes (No Change)
$0.91 billion ...... Housing bonds & low-income housing investments (No Change)

Other individual deductions and exemptions ($14.4312.62 billion)
$3.621.81 billion ..... Charitable contributions (No Change)
$1.91 billion ..... Local taxes (w/o home property) (No Change)
$0.56 billion ...... Workmen's compensation (No Change)
$3.33 billion ..... Education deductions and credits (No Change)
$1.31 billion ..... Child credit (No Change)
$1.38 billion ...... Child care credits and deductions (No Change)
$0.46 billion ......... Deduction for the blind and elderly (No Change)
$0.41 billion ...... Employee parking and transit expenses (No Change)
$0.35 billion ...... Adoption and foster care tax credits (No Change)
$0.80 billion ...... Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)- revenue loss component (No Change)
$0.30 billion ...... Other fringe benefits (No Change)
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Income Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $13,000
1%    $13,001 - $40,000
1.5%    $40,001 - $100,000
2.2%    $100,001 - $180,000
2.7%    $180,001 - $300,000
3.25%    $300,001 - $750,000
4%    $750,001 - $2,750,000
5%    $2,750,001- $9,999,999
6.5%   $10,000,000+

Corporate Tax Rate:
0%    $0 - $50,000
0.5%    $50,001 - $75,000
1%    $75,001 - $125,000
1.5%    $125,001 - $350,000
2%    $350,001 - $1,000,000
2.5%    $1,000,001 - $10,000,000
3.25%    $10,000,001 - $20,000,000
4%    $20,000,001-$70,000,000
5%   $70,000,001+

Sales Tax Rate: 5.7% (Groceries, prescription drugs exempt)

Excise Taxes:

Gas: 7 cents/gallon (10 cents/gallon for diesel).

Cigarettes: $1.60 per pack.
Other Tobacco Products: 55% Manufactures Price
Distilled Spirits: $2.70 per gallon
Wine: $0.30 per gallon
Beer: $0.200.30 per gallon
Marijuana: 25% sales tax

Projected Deficit: $32.01 B
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« Reply #3112 on: October 02, 2012, 01:49:06 pm »
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Environmental Responsibility Tax
1. The tax for gasoline shall be changed from 7 cents per gallon to 25 cents per gallon.
2. The tax for diesel fuel shall be changed from 10 cents per gallon to 20 cents per gallon.
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« Reply #3113 on: October 02, 2012, 03:56:34 pm »
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Drop The Death Toll Act of 2012

Section 1

1. It shall hereby be legal for recognized officers of the law to carry loaded firearms inside of a school within the Mideast Region.

2. An officer may only use violent force if absolutely necessary.

3. Officers may also use tasers in school, but only if absolutely necessary.

4. "Absolutely necessary" shall be defined in terms of subsection 4 as to break up a violent altercation that cannot be stopped by interjection of authority.

5. Misuse and abuse of the powers granted in subsections 3 and 4 shall result in the termination of the officer accused of doing so and may also result in jail time if a court sees fit.
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1. In order to commemorate some of the Mideast's greatest leaders, the states of the best region in Atlasia shall be renamed as follows: Illinois shall henceforth be known as Lincoln. Indiana shall henceforth be known as Debs. Kentucky shall henceforth be known as Clay. Maryland shall henceforth be known as Marshall. Michigan shall henceforth be known as Ford. Missouri shall henceforth be known as Truman. Ohio shall henceforth be known as Taft. Virginia shall henceforth be known as Jefferson. West Virginia shall henceforth be known as Byrd. Wisconsin shall henceforth be known as La Follette.
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« Reply #3115 on: October 07, 2012, 01:15:11 pm »
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Noooooooooo only the Midwest gets to do states with different names.
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« Reply #3116 on: October 12, 2012, 06:31:04 pm »
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Trying to come up with some form of compromise on the issue of unions, which I understand to be very difficult, as neither side is too willing to budge. Hopefully we can work on this more collectively once it is brought to debate - this will not be the final version. Wink

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Amendment to the Labor Relations Act

The Labor Relations Act shall hereby be amended to read:

Section 1
1. It is hereby unlawful in the Mideast Region for any company or organization to prevent an employee from joining a union or labor organization.
2. It is hereby unlawful in the Mideast Region for any company or organization to require that an employee join a union or labor organization.
3. It is hereby unlawful in the Mideast Region for any company to prevent a union or labor organization from being established or to force a union or labor organization to disband.
4. Workers in all professions are allowed to unionize; this includes the fallow professions that were once prohibited:
      o Agricultural workers including family farms
      o Domestic workers
      o First-level managers
      o Independent contractors
      o Regional and state government workers
5. Companies in violation of Clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be subject with punishment, with fines totaling no more than twenty-five percent of their annual gross income.

Section 2
1. An additional ballot to require an employer recognize a union is not required unless seventy-five percent of workers have signed cards expressing their desire to establish a union.
2. Companies in violation of Clauses 1 will be subject with punishment, with fines totaling no more than fifteen percent of their annual gross income.

Section 3
1. "Emergency public service employee" is defined as employees of local or regional government employees employed within the Mideast Region whose employment directly effects the security and safety of the citizens of the Mideast Region. This definition applies to local and regional law enforcement officers and command staff, correctional officers and command staff, prison guards and command staff, emergency medical personnel, local and regional prosecutors, regional public defenders, local and regional firefighters, and local and regional employees of departments dealing with road repair, snow removal, trash collection, and disaster relief.
2. As Emergency public service employees are essential to protecting the public and providing security for all citizens of the Mideast region, unions/labor organizations representing emergency public service employees are prohibited from striking to resolve disputes in contract negotiations. If no contract has been agreed to within 60 days of the start of negotiations, either the union/labor organization or the local or regional government can declare that negotiations are at an impasse. Negotiations are then sent to binding arbitration before the Mideast Superior Court Judge. After such arbitration, either side has two weeks to seek review before the Supreme Court of Atlasia for final binding arbitration.

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« Reply #3117 on: October 13, 2012, 08:36:39 am »
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1. In order to reduce truancy within the Mideast Region, each school shall be required to call the parents of each student that is absent from homeroom on a regular school day.

2. If a parent cannot be reached, the child in question shall be suspected of truancy unless an adult can provide proof that the student's absence was excused.

3. All students found to be partaking in truancy shall be punished in accordance with each individual school's truancy punishment policy.

4. If a student's absence is excused, they shall be required to present a note to a school executive from their guardian explaining and excusing their absence.
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Amendment to The Common Courtesy While Driving Act

The "Common Courtesy While Driving Act" is hereby amended to read:

1. It is hereby prohibited to create excessive noise or havoc whilst driving in the Mideast Region.

2. "Excessive noise or havoc" shall be defined as excessively honking one's car horn, intimidating drivers, and/or using profane language that is audible to other motorists.

3. After two warnings, the fine for committing any of these acts shall be $250. After paying the fine, it will be reset, and they will again have two warnings until facing a fine.
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« Reply #3119 on: October 20, 2012, 06:13:10 pm »
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Due to recent changes in the composition of the Mideast Assembly, I am reintroducing this legislation.

Section 1
   The Mideast Assembly recognizes that although English is the primary language of the region, there is no official language in the Mideast.  
   The Mideast government will build English language education and career-services centers in the cities of Baltimore, Chicago (2x), Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Madison, Milwaukee, Nyman DC (2x), Richmond, and St. Louis. These centers will focus on helping first generation immigrants learn English and find jobs so that they can be productive members of Atlasian society.
   Any first-generation immigrant who passes a region-issued English language exam at one of these centers will, along with their family, be permitted to reside in the region for an additional five years under the guest worker program described in Section 2, Clause 1 of this bill.

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   The Mideast will establish a ten-year guest-worker program through which immigrant workers will be issued special visas that will allow them (along with their nuclear family) to reside in the region as guest workers for a period not to exceed ten years.  
   During this time, all guest workers and their family are encouraged to work to gain citizenship during this ten-year window
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« Reply #3120 on: October 22, 2012, 05:05:38 pm »
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I believe we are all caught up on introduced legislation.  If I am incorrect in this, please let me know.
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« Reply #3121 on: October 23, 2012, 05:49:12 am »
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I am going to put a 48-hour hold on any legislative action (other than any votes currently in progress) to allow the Governor to catch up on updating the wiki.  If the wiki is caught up before that 48-hour hold, I'll lift the hold.
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« Reply #3122 on: October 23, 2012, 08:50:57 am »
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I am going to put a 48-hour hold on any legislative action (other than any votes currently in progress) to allow the Governor to catch up on updating the wiki.  If the wiki is caught up before that 48-hour hold, I'll lift the hold.

Fair enough.
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Now, let's look at the facts: The Constitution. The Governor is responsible for updating the Wiki for "all legislation and occurrences during his or her tenure." During my tenure, only one piece of legislation has been signed. Granted, I do need to get around to adding that in (and will also add the failed immigration legislation). However, according to our own Constitution, which I assumed you would be well-versed on, I have 60 days to get that updated before any consequences occur. It hasn't even been close to that.

Most of the Wiki work that needs done is because my predecessor couldn't seem to be able to update the wiki while campaigning for reelection. In due time, I will have that updated, but we can't be punished for that.

There is absolutely no Constitutional backing for your decision to do this - if you really wanted me to get that one bill added right away, you could have just PMed me.

EDIT: Inks informed me via PM that his main reason was so that the original version of a bill we're currently amending could be displayed on the Wiki. That has now been done, so this "hold" can be taken down.
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« Reply #3124 on: October 23, 2012, 11:38:28 am »
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My interpretation of clause 2 ("If appropriate action is not taken within 60 days of the passage of said legislation or occurrence, the Speaker of the Assembly shall become acting Governor and assume all responsibilities of the Governor until such time as the Governor has fulfilled the first clause of this section.") is that the Governor still has to update the wiki (otherwise, a previous governor could purposely not update the wiki so as to allow the Speaker to become the governor over the current Governor).  We should probably amend this to make it clearer.  So, for now, we'll move forward at a slow pace, and finish of the legislation we have, but let's not have any more bills introduced for the time being.
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