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Morning Money: It's a sin

Efforts to dismantle the Board of Revision of Taxes may have hit a roadblock. Five board members have filed suit in state Supreme Court to stop a question from appearing on May’s ballot to demolish the agency.

Morning Money: It's a sin

Efforts to dismantle the Board of Revision of Taxes may have hit a roadblock. Five board members have filed suit in state Supreme Court to stop a question from appearing on May’s ballot to demolish the agency.

Pennsylvania isn't the only state looking for I-80 revenues. A joint state legislative committee in Wyoming is looking at hiking gas taxes to preserve transportation funding if I-80 tolling plans fall through.*

Expect more and higher cigarette taxes this year as states turn to so-called “sin taxes” to close budget deficits.

A Chicago law banning video gambling could blow a $178 million hole in the state budget. The state was banking on revenues from the games.

*We originally said that this article was about Pennsylvania. It's about Wyoming, which is also having I-80 funding issues. Oops.

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