Taxing The Rich Will Bankrupt Your State
Lawmakers in at least eight states are considering raising income tax rates on a small percentage of top income-earners in order to shore up their state budgets.
“Sin Taxes” Are Flawed Tax Policy
More than 20 states are considering “sin taxes”—such as excise taxes on tobacco, beer, and spirits—in order to shore up their budget deficits.
Research & Commentary: April Fool’s Day Tobacco Tax Hike—The Joke’s On States
A 62-cent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco products, intended to fund the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), goes into effect April 1.
Illinois Cannot Afford Governor Quinn’s Budget
Tough decisions are a part of governing, and Illinois’ $11.5 billion budget shortfall will undoubtedly force many of them.
Research & Commentary: The Best And Worst Ways To Eliminate A Budget Deficit
Research & Commentary: The Best And Worst Ways to Eliminate a Budget Deficit
What A Smoking Ban Would Mean For Indiana
While Indiana’s legislature and citizens debate the merits of a draconian statewide smoking ban, business owners are already taking steps to balance the wishes of the smoking and nonsmoking populat
Federal Cigarette Tax Increase Unfit for SCHIP
Proposals to increase the federal cigarette tax by 61 cents (156 percent), in order to pay for an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), are problematic.
Virginia Needs Spending Reform, Not Higher Cigarette Taxes
For years tobacco consumers have been flocking to Virginia to take advantage of the 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in order to avoid taxes in Maryland and Washington, DC, where the tax is currentl
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