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Nevada’s hooker tax, AIG’s rich and infamous
Good day for the sin tax, Bad day for dodging infamy
 

GOOD DAY FOR: The sin tax, after a Nevada lawmaker introduced a bill to add a $5-a-session fee to the state’s prostitution industry. State Sen. Bob Coffin (D) said the measure would bring in about $2 million a year in revenue. Nevada’s legal brothel industry group supports the bill, arguing that it would guarantee the industry’s survival. (Las Vegas Sun)

BAD DAY FOR: Dodging infamy, as the small, liberal Connecticut Working Families Party is organizing “Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous” tours of the homes of several AIG executives, in protest of the bonuses awarded to the insurer’s notorious Financial Products unit. (Reuters) New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said late Monday that 15 of the top 20 recipients of the $165 million in controversial Financial Products bonuses will give them back to AIG, bringing the total bonuses returned so far to about $50 million. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

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