Research & Commentary: Earned Income Tax Credit vs. Minimum Wage Laws
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and minimum wage laws have been two of the primary mechanisms the federal and state governments have used to help low-income families move out of poverty.
Research & Commentary: Health Insurance Exchanges in Small States
Several states have halted the creation of health insurance exchanges, awaiting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the federal health care law.
Research & Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Education Platform
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his education policy platform in May.
Research & Commentary: Race to the Top for School Districts
In May 2012, U.S.
Research & Commentary: Capital Gains Taxes Update
Absent Congressional action, several tax increases will go into effect at the end of the year.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Privatization
The Pennsylvania House is considering a bill that would privatize the state’s liquor sales. Currently all liquor sales in Pennsylvania are done in state-run stores.
Research & Commentary: Enterprise Value Tax
A proposal from the Obama administration that has generated significant opposition from the financial sector is the enterprise value tax.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Bans
Despite there being no known natural gas resources in Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed into law the nation’s first state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Research & Commentary: Designing Tax Credit Scholarships
The New York Times published an article in May purporting to indict tax credit scholarship programs with evidence some scholarship-granting nonprofits were poorly and unethically managed.
Research & Commentary: The Effects of Dividend Tax Changes
Several tax increases are set to go into effect at the end of 2012 unless Congress renews the “Bush Tax Cuts.” One of the most significant increases would be a tax hike on dividends of up to189 per
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