May 18, 2020
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.
April 27, 2020
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.
March 4, 2020
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.
February 13, 2020
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
January 16, 2020
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 6, 2020
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.
November 18, 2019
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.
September 18, 2019
After Illinois Doubled Its Gas Tax, the State Trails Only California and Pennsylvania.
July 15, 2019
The Louisiana State Legislature adjourned before final passage of a proposed tax on fantasy sports players.
July 15, 2019
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.