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Research and Commentaries Government Spending Taxes
February 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Florida that attempts to decrease the use of taxpayer dollars for stadiums.
February 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
Regressive Tax Would Cap at $80 Per Ton In 2030
February 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
January 24, 2020
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revived tax hike proposal in Arizona designed to increase funding for Arizona’s public education system.
January 16, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Missouri that would impose a use tax on remote vendors with at least $100,000 in cumulative gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property in the state.
January 9, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
December 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax reform proposal in Utah that would impose a “millionaire tax” on higher income taxpayers and replace the state sales tax with a gross receipts tax on businesses.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation in the Bay State would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose an excise tax on such products, as well as capping nicotine levels at 20 milligrams per milliliter.
November 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed tax increase on food purchased in Utah grocery stores.
November 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a a new plan in Alaska that would allow cities and boroughs in the state to collect from online purchases.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
October 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a ballot initiative campaign in California that would impose huge tax increases in an effort to improve K-12 education funding.
September 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses sales tax holidays and how they mask wider problems in a sales tax system.
September 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a new ballot initiative in Idaho that would increase taxes on both high-income Idahoans and corporations in the state to raise funds for K-12 education.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a a new study from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation that compares the predicted revenues from new state internet sales taxes to what has been generated by the new tax.