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May 18, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
As America recovers from the COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates, California cannot rid itself from the continuing and state-prescribed high costs of energy that other states are not shackled with.
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Energy
April 27, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Senate Democrats who passed Senate Bill 3150 which would impose a $40 per metric ton tax on of carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2021, incrementally increasing the tax rate in stages to reach a price of $80 per metric ton by 2030.
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Climate Change
Energy
March 4, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
February 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
Taxes
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.
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Regulation
Taxes
January 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Spending increases add to the annual federal budget deficit, which increases the government debt, all of which depresses the economy and will lead to calls for tax hikes in the future.
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Government Spending
November 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Regulation
September 18, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
After Illinois Doubled Its Gas Tax, the State Trails Only California and Pennsylvania.
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Taxes
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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Taxes
July 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as enact a new excise tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
Taxes
 

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