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Research and Commentaries Government Spending Taxes
January 22, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Washington House Transportation Package that would levy the highest gas tax rates in the nation for the Evergreen State.
January 17, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
January 15, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines what minimum wage hikes will do to small businesses and why state legislatures should not pursue such hikes while in session.
January 13, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
A bill under consideration in the Missouri Legislature would allow a voter referendum to hike gas taxes in the Show-Me State.
January 12, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines proposed legislation in the Florida House and Senate that would levy an out-of-state internet sales tax on remote retailers that exceed $100,000 per year in revenue.
January 11, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a proposal in Kansas that would levy an out-of-state internet sales tax.
November 25, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Governor Asa Hutchinson is breaking 2020 ideological norms by proposing tax cuts in the upcoming biennium budget as the legislative session approaches in Arkansas.
November 24, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
A Louisiana coalition of contractors is looking to push gas tax increases in upcoming legislature despite the fact that gas taxes are inherently unreliable and have many negative economic consequences.
November 19, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
While a traditionally red state, Florida passed a minimum wage increase ballot initiative which is exactly what a COVID economy does not need.
November 5, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Proposed Baltimore E-Cigarette Tax is a Faulty and Disingenuous Way to Attempt to Recover Lost Revenue
August 13, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 26 Cents Per Gallon In 2022, Diesel Prices By 52 Cents Per Gallon
July 24, 2020
By Tim Benson
Forced Wage Raise During Pandemic Could Leave Hundreds Of Thousands Out Of Work
July 9, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Senate Bill 375 will be crossing Gov. Brian Kemp's desk and would impose a 7 percent tax on vaping products. In the midst of the coronavirus-related recession this may inadvertently harm employment in the vaping industry in Georgia.
June 15, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Additional internet sales tax regulations will weaken Missouri's already struggling economy. Despite this, mayors are on calling Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session over this issue.
March 12, 2020
By Tim Benson
Cap-And-Trade Programs, Carbon-Dioxide Taxes Do Little To Reduce Emissions, Act As Regressive Tax
March 12, 2020
By Cameron Sholty, Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Cameron Sholty examine a nearly $500 million tax and fee increase on Bluegrass State drivers.
March 5, 2020
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt examine a proposed tax hike in Rhode Island that would raise taxes on residents earning more than $500,000 annually and use the funds for K-12 education.
March 5, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
March 4, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Proposal would increase cigarette taxes to $0.60 per pack, double the other tobacco products tax, and create a new tax on liquid nicotine at $0.066 per milliliter.
March 3, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Illinois Looking To Stand Up To Corrupt Corporate Welfare
February 27, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
February 26, 2020
By Robert Davis
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly released a $7.8 billion budget proposal adding several new taxes for digital property and subscription services.
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 Heartland Staff
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 Heartland Staff
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 Heartland Staff
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.