Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage

December 20, 2010

Idaho is expected to face a budget deficit in fiscal year 2012 of approximately $350 million.

Research & Commentary: Jobs and the Health Care Law

Benjamin Domenech
November 9, 2010

There is little question that the key issue for most voters in November’s election was the economy.

Research & Commentary: Georgia's Tobacco Tax Advantage

December 8, 2010

Georgia state Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) wants to raise the state’s cigarette tax by a dollar per pack in order to help close the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit.

Research & Commentary: EPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Marc Oestreich

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed guidance for regulating greenhouse gas emissions was released in mid-November and is set to go into effect on January 2, 2011.

Research & Commentary: A Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

November 10, 2010

The current public outrage over bailouts, excessive spending, and a staggering national debt are helping fuel the push for a federal balanced budget amendment.

Research & Commentary: The Problem with ‘Fat’ Taxes

October 6, 2010

States are increasingly looking to soda, candy, and other so-called “fat” taxes as a way to shore up their budgets.

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