Research & Commentary: Sin Taxes
According to a report by 24/7 Wall St., state governments collected more than $50 billion in “sin taxes” in 2011 from several products and activities including gambling, smoking, and alcohol consum
Research & Commentary: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Extension
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014 and both its supporters and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or all
Research and Commentary: Welfare Reform Policies
In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was implemented.
Research & Commentary: Internet Access Tax Update
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax
Research & Commentary: Arkansas Common Core
The Arkansas legislature is holding hearings on the Common Core national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Arkansas, have adopted.
Research and Commentary: Laffer and the Marketplace Fairness Act
On July 18, economist Arthur Laffer released a study titled “Pro-Growth and E-Fairness,” in which he supports the Marketplace Fairness Act.
Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Tax Update
In the years since the 2007–2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and other nations have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and sto
Research and Commentary: Effects of Obamacare on Businesses and Employment
There has been much debate over how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect business decisions and job creation.
Research & Commentary: Kentucky Common Core
The Kentucky legislature is holding hearings on Common Core—national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Kentucky, have adopted.
Research and Commentary: State Tax Incentives
In an effort to strengthen their economies, states have continued to rely heavily on tax incentives, including tax credits, exemptions, and deductions, to encourage businesses to locate, hire, expa
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