In March 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee issued a report describing the $799 billion spent through 129 programs for lower-income Americans in 2012.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has proposed a 6.5 percent increase to the state’s excise tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, an increase of 16 cents per gallon over the next four years.
Early in 2015, Ohio Gov.
Louisiana legislators are now considering several proposals to increase the state’s tobacco tax.
Electronic cigarettes have quickly become one of the most popular nicotine replacement products, with the total market expected to hit $1.7 billion this year.
Tobacco and electronic cigarettes have become popular targets for tax increases. States with growing budget problems have flocked to sin taxes as potential sources of new or increased tax revenue.
North Carolina is one of 36 states which have certificate of need (CON) laws.
In his 2016–2017 budget, Ohio Gov.
Texas’s franchise tax, commonly known as the “margins” tax, has been controversial since its inception, facing lawsuits and repeated repeal attempts.