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August 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Most Nevada brothels will be exempted from paying a new tax on live entertainment approved last month as part of a record $836-million Nevada tax plan. "I thought we included brothels," Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus said. "It was one of the unintended consequences when we changed the bill." At a special session last month, legislators amended a bill to exempt entertainment associated with bars with 300 or fewer seats from the 10% live entertainment tax.
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January 28, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
"I'm angry," said Tim Leiweke, Anschutz Empire honcho, and I hadn't even brought up the Kings or mentioned the fiasco/flop/fraud that is David Beckham. Leiweke is upset with the Governor, but now that Beckham's name is out there amid glorious reports we might never see him here again, I thought this the ideal time for Leiweke to admit how Beckham bombed here -- given his arrival's hype two years ago and so far getting five goals for $250 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Strong opposition to an entertainment tax at Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain failed to materialize this week during a hearing before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The lone speaker opposed to the proposed 2% tax on ticket sales at the two theme parks was Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit business association.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2007 | Richard Verrier and Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writers
Hollywood's hopes for a tax break rose and fell in the space of about 12 hours Friday as California lawmakers rushed to pass a belated state budget. At 4 a.m., the Assembly passed a $900-million-plus package of tax cuts that included more than $145 million over three years for film, television and commercial producers in an effort to stem so-called runaway production.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995
Strong opposition to an entertainment tax at Universal Studios in Universal City and Six Flags Magic Mountain near Valencia failed to materialize this week during a public hearing before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The lone speaker opposed to the proposed 2% tax on ticket sales at the two theme parks was Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit business association.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2007 | Richard Verrier and Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writers
Hollywood's hopes for a tax break rose and fell in the space of about 12 hours Friday as California lawmakers rushed to pass a belated state budget. At 4 a.m., the Assembly passed a $900-million-plus package of tax cuts that included more than $145 million over three years for film, television and commercial producers in an effort to stem so-called runaway production.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside of Las Vegas, there may never have been a city more comfortable than Anaheim with wagering on the future. Bolstered by the successful gamble of a man named Walt Disney, the city left behind its agricultural roots 36 years ago. Today the city of 270,000, with its landmark theme park, the largest convention center on the West Coast and two professional sports teams, has parlayed its resources to become Orange County's tourist hub and a premier national vacation and convention destination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Marilyn Kietzman, a 10-year city resident, believes that the last place Buena Park should cut costs is in the Police and Fire departments. With the city facing as much as a $2-million deficit in its 1993-94 fiscal year budget, public safety personnel are feeling the pinch. The City Council last month imposed labor contracts for the Police and Fire departments that included cuts in benefits and offered no pay raises.
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May 25, 1991 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legislative budget negotiators announced agreement on a plan to close the state's $14.3-billion budget deficit Friday that would include a statewide entertainment tax, elimination of the interest deduction on second homes and other tax increases. The entertainment admissions tax and other tax proposals are in a package of revenue measures designed to raise $500 million on top of the $7 billion already approved by the committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The Agoura Hills Planning Commission has rejected a developer's application for an entertainment complex on the north side of the Ventura Freeway that would have included a go-cart track and miniature golf course. Commissioners felt the project, at Canwood Street and Derry Avenue, would have fit in better in a proposed entertainment corridor on the south side of the freeway, said interim City Manager David Anderson. Doug Honey, president of El Dorado Family Entertainment of Agoura Hills Inc.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Most Nevada brothels will be exempted from paying a new tax on live entertainment approved last month as part of a record $836-million Nevada tax plan. "I thought we included brothels," Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus said. "It was one of the unintended consequences when we changed the bill." At a special session last month, legislators amended a bill to exempt entertainment associated with bars with 300 or fewer seats from the 10% live entertainment tax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995
Strong opposition to an entertainment tax at Universal Studios in Universal City and Six Flags Magic Mountain near Valencia failed to materialize this week during a public hearing before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The lone speaker opposed to the proposed 2% tax on ticket sales at the two theme parks was Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit business association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Strong opposition to an entertainment tax at Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain failed to materialize this week during a hearing before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The lone speaker opposed to the proposed 2% tax on ticket sales at the two theme parks was Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit business association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The Agoura Hills Planning Commission has rejected a developer's application for an entertainment complex on the north side of the Ventura Freeway that would have included a go-cart track and miniature golf course. Commissioners felt the project, at Canwood Street and Derry Avenue, would have fit in better in a proposed entertainment corridor on the south side of the freeway, said interim City Manager David Anderson. Doug Honey, president of El Dorado Family Entertainment of Agoura Hills Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1995
Re: Orange County sales tax: Amazing how fast the "tax takers" leap to the sales tax trough to cover gambling losses. Without conceding a need for additional revenue, we would suggest, instead, a countywide admission/entertainment tax. A 5% county surcharge on entertainment venues would generate as much as Mr. Popejoy's regressive plan and would burden discretionary spending rather than necessities. The tourism/entertainment industry places heavy demands on the public sector but contributes proportionally less than it receives in benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Marilyn Kietzman, a 10-year city resident, believes that the last place Buena Park should cut costs is in the Police and Fire departments. With the city facing as much as a $2-million deficit in its 1993-94 fiscal year budget, public safety personnel are feeling the pinch. The City Council last month imposed labor contracts for the Police and Fire departments that included cuts in benefits and offered no pay raises.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1987
A residents group has announced that it will circulate petitions supporting a measure that would strip the City Council of its power to impose new taxes and fees without voter approval. Formation of the group, Silent Majority Against Reckless Taxation, was prompted by a preliminary $42-million budget proposal for fiscal year 1987-88, an increase of $4.4 million in revenues over this year, according to Janet Colclaser, a former Irvine planning commissioner and a member of SMART.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley said Tuesday that he would veto the 10% entertainment tax that the City Council voted to levy on most movies and sporting and theatrical events citywide. "The entertainment tax is so unfair to the poor and to the families of this city that I couldn't conceive that the council would pass it," Bradley said. "We must try to keep families together," Bradley said. "One means they use for entertainment is to take their children . . . to the movies.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside of Las Vegas, there may never have been a city more comfortable than Anaheim with wagering on the future. Bolstered by the successful gamble of a man named Walt Disney, the city left behind its agricultural roots 36 years ago. Today the city of 270,000, with its landmark theme park, the largest convention center on the West Coast and two professional sports teams, has parlayed its resources to become Orange County's tourist hub and a premier national vacation and convention destination.
NEWS
August 16, 1991 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still confused about what is fiscally if not gastronomically correct under California's snack tax? Then you can bet your bear claws that munchers in suburban Washington are having fits sorting out their new debit on doughnuts. It works something like this: Trying to compensate for a $10-million cut in state aid, Arlington County, Va., recently slapped a tax on the sale of non-home-cooked meals, including those in-flight concoctions prepared for passengers leaving National Airport.
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