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July 12, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
States can require out-of-state businesses to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by in-state consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court decided.
July 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Ten years after building a taxpayer-funded broadband service, the city of Salisbury, North Carolina is getting out of the internet business.
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
A comprehensive resolution setting federal government spending recommendations for Fiscal Year 2019 approved by the U.S. House Budget Committee would reduce the federal deficit by $8.1 trillion over the next 10 years.
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July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.
July 12, 2018
By Josh Brown
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair is effectively a new tax that will enrich state governments at the expense of the public.
July 12, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
July 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Congress will soon begin work on making permanent the individual income tax reductions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) says.
July 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
The Oklahoma Supreme Court disallowed a ballot question that would have given voters the opportunity to decide whether to accept a set of tax increases the state government enacted earlier this year.
July 12, 2018
By Jane S. Shaw
When 39 university associations send an open letter to Congress expressing “grave reservations” about proposed legislation, you can be sure that money is involved.
July 12, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Federal Reserve and Trump administration agencies will solicit public comments on a proposed change to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank.”
July 12, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The agreement was a fraud from the start—all style, no substance.
July 12, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
Despite ample funding, CPS continues to fail across the board, student test scores remain dismal, and union leaders consistently put their interests ahead of students’ interests.
July 12, 2018
By John Merrifield, Barry Poulson
In Homer’s Odyssey, sailors are lured to the rocky shores of an island by an irresistible siren song. To prevent his ship from succumbing to the song, Odysseus orders his sailors to fill their ears with wax and tie him to the ship’s mast.
July 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
New contracts between a labor union representing hospitality workers in Las Vegas, Nevada and some of the city’s largest casinos and hotels include new financial compensation and job placement plans for union members displaced by automation.
July 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The Santa Monica, California Rent Control Board will ask the City Council to approve a large expansion of a rent subsidy program for the elderly.
July 11, 2018
By Vivian Hughbanks
Minnesota has enacted some changes to the state’s public pension programs.
July 11, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
Compromising with two groups pushing separate ballot referendum questions, Massachusetts lawmakers increased the state’s minimum wage and established a regularly scheduled sales tax holiday.
July 11, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Honolulu, Hawaii Mayor Kirk Caldwell rejected a proposed ordinance that would regulate fares charged by Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies.
July 11, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A new study from Great Britain casts doubt on claims backup battery storage systems can cost-effectively offset the intermittency of residential rooftop solar power.
July 10, 2018
By Zachary Williams
FC Cincinnati, a privately owned soccer team located in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced plans for a new stadium to be financed by a mixture of private and taxpayer money.