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December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
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Government Spending
December 12, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Since February 2017, the federal deficit has grown by more than $500 billion, to over $20 trillion. The average debt owed per person is now estimated to be greater than $62,000.
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Government Spending
December 4, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, Robert Genetski, Howard L. Simons, Bette Grande, Charles W. Baird, Gary Wolfram, Barry P. Keating, Russ McCullough
"Just in time for Christmas, the U.S. Senate’s approval of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is one of the best gifts taxpayers will find under their tree this year – or even during their lifetimes." - Jesse Hathaway
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Taxes
Government Spending
December 4, 2017
By Michael Carroll
As the first anniversary of Philadelphia’s excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages draws near, business leaders are criticizing the surcharge.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Health Care
December 3, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
After a proposed bill that would have canceled the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program stalled during the state Legislature’s 2017 special session, state Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Oklahoma City) says he will try again in 2018.
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Economy
Government Spending
Taxes
November 30, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Nashville, Tennessee residents may pay for a new, privately owned soccer stadium after the city’s Metropolitan Council approved a big subsidy for a facility expected to cost $275 million.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Economy
November 28, 2017
By Hayley Sledge
The Wisconsin State Legislature approved a joint resolution calling on Congress to convene a convention to draft a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
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Constitutional Reform
Government Spending
November 22, 2017
By Daniel Sutter
This is the time to give thanks, and I hope that your family has much to be thankful for this year.  Thanksgiving offers a time to reflect on the prosperity we enjoy. 
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Government Spending
November 16, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Robert Genetski, Gary Wolfram, Roy Cordato, Scott H. Richardson
"Today, the House finally did what it promised to do, and the result will be a growing economy, higher wages, and a simpler tax code" - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Government & Politics
Economy
November 16, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution affirming the U.S. Senate’s budget resolution setting federal government spending recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018, allowing Congress to use a legislative procedure known as reconciliation.
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Government Spending
Taxes
 

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