Massachusetts Bucking The Trend On State Employees — And Not In A Good Way
With 29 states expected to face budget deficits next year, many governors are realizing their state payrolls have swelled well beyond their means.
No. 121 Housing Policy for the 21st Century
Future Deficits Inevitable Without Comprehensive Solution
Washington's estimated $2.7 billion budget shortfall will force tough decisions to be made in the coming years, and without fiscal discipline these deficits will reoccur in larger form.
Reoccurring Budget Deficits Need Comprehensive Fix
California is facing a $17 billion deficit along with the third-highest unemployment rate in the country. This has caused some elected officials to say the state has a revenue problem ...
Research & Commentary: TABOR, The Taxpayers Bill of Rights
Introduction by Steven Stanek Managing Editor Budget & Tax News The Heartland Institute
Freight Rail Would Save Time and Fuel
A study released July 1 by the Association of American Railroads, written by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Wendell Cox, shows that expanding freight rail would dramatically reduce congestion, p
No. 119 Welfare Reform after Ten Years: A State-by-State Analysis
Cigarette Tax Hikes: A Feeble Attempt to Cut Smoking Rates and Balance the Budget
How to Privatize Airports ... and Why
Research & Commentary: The Flat Tax - Will it Be Coming to Your State?
While millions of Americans wait for Congress to consider a national flat-rate income tax, an increasing number of proactive governors and legislators are "flattening" taxes at the state level.
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