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April 29, 2020
Proposed Violence Against Women Act Revisions Could Cost States Billions in Unemployment Benefits
Legislators in many states are considering bills that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on the state level, jeopardizing the solvency of state Unemployment Insurance trust funds
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April 28, 2020
Profile: 'CAFE' Program Provides Free-Enterprise Perspective to University Students
The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education at the University of Texas-Dallas teaches students about the foundations and history of the nation's economic system
Health Care
March 25, 2020
The Next Step in Health Care Reform: Health Financing Accounts
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
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Economy
March 23, 2020
Ohio Experts Recommend Steps to Reduce the Economic/Financial Hardships of COVID-19
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
Health Care
March 12, 2020
Oklahoma Mulls Tax Credit to Attract Doctors to Rural Areas
Oklahoma legislators are considering a bill that would allow physicians to claim a $25,000 tax credit if they practice in underserved, rural communities.
Taxes
February 18, 2020
Profile: Empire Center - Working Toward A Better New York
New York has earned its reputation as a high-tax state, but a major policy win by the Empire Center is helping change that.

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Taxes
April 29, 2020
By Edward E. Bartlett
Legislators in many states are considering bills that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on the state level, jeopardizing the solvency of state Unemployment Insurance trust funds
April 28, 2020
By Matthew L. Kelly
The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education at the University of Texas-Dallas teaches students about the foundations and history of the nation's economic system
March 25, 2020
By Roger Beauchamp, D.D.S.
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
March 23, 2020
By Joe Barnett
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
March 12, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Oklahoma legislators are considering a bill that would allow physicians to claim a $25,000 tax credit if they practice in underserved, rural communities.
February 18, 2020
By Caitlin Gilligan
New York has earned its reputation as a high-tax state, but a major policy win by the Empire Center is helping change that.
January 23, 2020
By Chris Butler
ATR is known for the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, policy advocacy at the state and federal levels, and its wide-ranging coalition-building efforts.
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January 16, 2020
By Brandon Best
Legal marijuana continues to compete with its black-market cousin because of the time needed to establish a legitimate marketplace and the taxes on legal marijuana.
January 3, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The bill could be considered during the next session of the legislature beginning in February 2020.
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January 2, 2020
By Larry Sand
The new Prop. 13, very much unlike the iconic original, hurts taxpayers.
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
A bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.
December 23, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Prop. CC would have amended Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR)
December 18, 2019
By Hayley Sledge
Revenue from taxes on carbon-dioxide emissions could be redistributed in various ways
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December 16, 2019
By David Tuerck
Profile of a partner organization in the freedom movement
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December 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Indexing would lower the effective tax rates on sales of long-term investments such as stocks, mutual funds, and residences.
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November 25, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
“Billionaires should not exist,” Sanders stated in a tweet after announcing his proposal.
November 22, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The Internal Revenue Service wrongly granted $73.8 million of electric vehicle tax credits for 16,510 tax returns that made fraudulent or mistaken claims for the credits between 2014 and 2018.
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November 18, 2019
By Dan Pilla
Anyone who deals with the IRS on a regular basis knows that the agency is in trouble: IRS employees are less able than ever to effectively and efficiently handle their work.
November 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, like most of the Democrats running for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, is all-in on Medicare for All (M4A).
November 11, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
When people take a deep dive into Warren’s policy views, they might want to think twice about supporting her run for the nomination. Here are five reasons why Warren should stay as far from the White House as possible
October 22, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
October is here, which means Americans are gearing up for two hallowed traditions: postseason baseball and political primaries.
October 3, 2019
By Vivian E. Jones
Broadens the scope of the sales tax on digital property.
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September 18, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
After Illinois Doubled Its Gas Tax, the State Trails Only California and Pennsylvania.
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September 3, 2019
By Art Carden
Category 4 Hurricane Dorian, with winds reaching 140 miles per hour, is creeping toward Florida.
August 29, 2019
By Jeffrey A. Tucker
Two nutritionists (Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman) have sounded the alarm about the American diet, saying bluntly what most of us know intuitively to be true.
August 12, 2019
By Vivian E. Jones
“Subway map” illustrates the tangled taxpaying process, from getting answers to tax law questions up through audits, appeals, and litigation
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July 29, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Treasury has stymied efforts by high-tax states to circumvent the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) on federal tax returns.
July 23, 2019
By Jim Lakely
The Heartlander, Summer 2019
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July 15, 2019
By Jake Grant
The Louisiana State Legislature adjourned before final passage of a proposed tax on fantasy sports players.
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July 10, 2019
By Walter Starck
Our existing political systems evolved at a time of much more gradual social, economic and technological change and to restrain excessive government they were designed to be cumbersome.
July 9, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
The state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) requires the state and local governments to refund excess revenues to residents.
July 8, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
The New Hampshire General Court is considering budget funding proposals that would raise business taxes, tax capital gains, and impose a payroll tax for paid family leave.
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July 5, 2019
By Joe Barnett
H.B. 800 would raise the tax credit cap by $100 million and the ceiling on the income of families qualifying for the scholarships.
July 2, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Supreme Court found the ACA, known as Obamacare, was constitutional under Congress’ taxing power.
June 26, 2019
By Ashley Herzog, Kenneth Artz
The SECURE Act retirement bill passed unanimously by the House Ways & Means Committee included the provision, but the language was stripped out of the bill before passage by the House.
June 24, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
A proposed constitutional amendment that would remove the requirement for a flat income tax structure from the state’s constitution.
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June 22, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Federal tax reform lowered the bill for most Americans but had unforeseen effects on the so-called kiddie tax levied on the unearned income of dependents.
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June 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
June 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Whitmer proposes to raise the gas tax from 26 cents per gallon to 71 cents per gallon.
June 9, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Bans on single-use plastic bags fail to achieve the stated legislative goals of decreasing plastic waste and are costly to retailers and consumers.