Research and Commentaries

What A Smoking Ban Would Mean For Indiana

February 5, 2009

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

Research & Commentary: The Best And Worst Ways To Eliminate A Budget Deficit

February 20, 2009

Research & Commentary: The Best And Worst Ways to Eliminate a Budget Deficit

Federal Cigarette Tax Increase Unfit for SCHIP

January 12, 2009

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.

Cap-and-Trade in Pennsylvania

Zonia Pino
December 22, 2008

Virginia Needs Spending Reform, Not Higher Cigarette Taxes

December 18, 2008

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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