States Facing The Unintended Consequences of High Sin Taxes
States are increasingly relying on“sin taxes” such as those on gambling, alcohol and cigarettes for a larger chunk of their budgets.
Research & Commentary: Smart Growth Update
“Smart growth” refers to a city planning philosophy intended to reduce administrative costs, increase population density, decrease urban sprawl, reduce pollution, and similar goals.
Research & Commentary: Estate Tax
The modern estate tax, which taxed an individual’s assets upon death, was created in 1916 alongside the first income tax.
The Leaflet - Does Welfare Pay More Than A Job?
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
The Leaflet - U.S. Cybersecurity Policy: Problems and Priniciples
U.S. Cybersecurity Policy: Problems and Priniciples
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.
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