The Tax Foundation is reporting that the House of Representatives may take up H.R. 1864, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2011. The CBO describes the legislation as prohibiting states from taxing the income of employees who work in the state for fewer than 31 days. The prohibition would not apply to the income of professional athletes, entertainers or public figures.
Bob Nelson of Thomson Reuters Municipal Market Data and I, along with several others, went back and forth on Twitter about how public pension funds manage their investments. Nelson tweeted out the chart above comparing the investment returns for Calpers, the giant California public employee pension fund, with index returns for equities and fixed income. It looks as if Calpers has some very good returns.