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
Reforming Ohio’s Unemployment Fund
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Film Tax Credits: Do They Work?
States are increasingly interested in expanding subsidies to the film industry through the use of refundable tax credits and sales tax exemptions.
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Research & Commentary: What A Smoking Ban Would Mean for Michigan
People often support smoking bans in order to be protected from the nuisance of smoking environments in restaurants, bars, casinos, and other businesses.
Kansas Can’t Afford A Cigarette Tax Hike
The Kansas Health Policy Authority’s recommendation to use a 75-cent cigarette tax increase to pay for health costs should be worrisome—not only to smokers, but also to non-smokers and fiscally res
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