The Leaflet: Analysis of Gas Taxes, CON Laws, and ESA’s for 2021

Published January 17, 2021

Research & Commentary: Higher Gas Taxes Won’t Solve Infrastructure Shortfalls in Missouri

In her latest Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore analyzes a bill under consideration in the Missouri Legislature that would increase gas taxes via a referendum to fund infrastructure projects. Yet, gasoline taxes have been inherently unreliable sources of funding when it comes to state roads, maintenance, and other transportation infrastructure projects. Read Now.

Research & Commentary: Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in New Mexico if Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

In a new Research & Commentary, Tim Benson examines a new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming that lays out how a ban on fracking on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in New Mexico. More specifically, the ban would lead to $62 billion lost in tax revenue and $85 billion in lost income through 2040. Read Now.

Research & Commentary: Education Savings Account Would Accrue Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Benefits to New Jersey

In another new Research & Commentary, Tim Benson addresses a recent fiscal analysis by EdChoice that details how an education saving account (ESA) program would benefit the Garden State both fiscally (by saving the state money) and non-fiscally, by accruing to New Jersey children the benefits that accompany education choice programs. Read Now.

Research & Commentary: Alaska Should Repeal Certificate of Need Laws ASAP

In her latest Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin provides evidence of the need for reform of Alaska’s unnecessary certificate of need (CON) laws. For decades, CON laws have hindered growth and stifled competition in the medical marketplace. Without them, Alaska residents would have increased access to health care facilities. Read Now.

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