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Research and Commentaries Government Spending Taxes
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.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed new corporate income tax in Wyoming that would have a dramatic and negative effect on Wyoming businesses.
August 22, 2019
By Tim Benson
$43 Million Annual Tax Would Cost Average Small Business $300 In The First Year
June 27, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax reform proposal in Ohio that would lower income taxes and why the cuts will help the state's economy.
June 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language in 2020-21 operating budget would apply a 17 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed millionaire tax in New Jersey and how these taxes affect both the state's budget and economy.
June 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would apply differing tax rates to e-cigarette products and require vape shops to be licensed by the state.
June 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Louisiana which seeks to limit how the next legislature spends revenue in the general fund.
May 30, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation in Massachusetts would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by $0.50, double the tax on cigars, and create a 75 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
May 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
May 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Illinois to switch from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system, a move that is likely to have long-term negative effects on taxpayers and the state’s economy.
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a tax reform proposal in Texas that would raise the state sales tax by 1 percent to 9.25 percent while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Texas consumers.
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a bill that would increase Connecticut’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.85 percent and redistribute the funds to low-income cities and towns.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a major tax reform proposal that would hike both sales and sin taxes in Nebraska while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Nebraska consumers.
May 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposal in California that would increase the state’s corporate tax rate. If passed, California would have the highest corporate tax rate in the country.