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Government & Politics
January 24, 2021
The Leaflet: Testimony Before The North Dakota House Judiciary Committee On House Bill 1144 In Reference To Creating A Cause Of Action For Censorship By Certain Technology Platforms
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
Taxes
January 22, 2021
Research and Commentary: Washington State Lawmakers Propose Transportation Package with Gas Tax Increases
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Washington House Transportation Package that would levy the highest gas tax rates in the nation for the Evergreen State.
Taxes
January 17, 2021
The Leaflet: Analysis of Gas Taxes, CON Laws, and ESA's for 2021
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
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Taxes
January 15, 2021
Research & Commentary: As Sessions Begin, No State Legislatures Should Consider Minimum Wage Hikes
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines what minimum wage hikes will do to small businesses and why state legislatures should not pursue such hikes while in session.
Taxes
January 13, 2021
Research & Commentary: Higher Gas Taxes Won’t Solve Infrastructure Shortfalls in Missouri
A bill under consideration in the Missouri Legislature would allow a voter referendum to hike gas taxes in the Show-Me State.
Taxes
January 12, 2021
Research and Commentary: Sunshine State Lawmakers Should Throw Shade at Internet Sale Taxes
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines proposed legislation in the Florida House and Senate that would levy an out-of-state internet sales tax on remote retailers that exceed $100,000 per year in revenue.

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Taxes
January 22, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Washington House Transportation Package that would levy the highest gas tax rates in the nation for the Evergreen State.
January 17, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
January 15, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines what minimum wage hikes will do to small businesses and why state legislatures should not pursue such hikes while in session.
January 13, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
A bill under consideration in the Missouri Legislature would allow a voter referendum to hike gas taxes in the Show-Me State.
January 12, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines proposed legislation in the Florida House and Senate that would levy an out-of-state internet sales tax on remote retailers that exceed $100,000 per year in revenue.
January 11, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a proposal in Kansas that would levy an out-of-state internet sales tax.
November 25, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Governor Asa Hutchinson is breaking 2020 ideological norms by proposing tax cuts in the upcoming biennium budget as the legislative session approaches in Arkansas.
November 24, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
A Louisiana coalition of contractors is looking to push gas tax increases in upcoming legislature despite the fact that gas taxes are inherently unreliable and have many negative economic consequences.
November 22, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
November 19, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
While a traditionally red state, Florida passed a minimum wage increase ballot initiative which is exactly what a COVID economy does not need.
November 15, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
November 5, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Proposed Baltimore E-Cigarette Tax is a Faulty and Disingenuous Way to Attempt to Recover Lost Revenue
November 1, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
October 28, 2020
By Arthur Laffer, Ph.D., Stephen Moore, and Erwin Antoni, Ph.D.
We find that the Illinois “Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment” would have significant negative effects on the state’s economy and its citizens.
October 26, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
October 18, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
October 4, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work on Child Safety Accounts and Free to Choose Medicine while promoting the latest environment coalition letter from the Caesar Rodney institute.
September 27, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute promotes GR's latest webinar on why states do not need certificate of need laws as well as showcasing the work from the week.
September 14, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute promotes their upcoming webinar with Uber representatives as well as their previous webinar on governor's executive powers.
August 13, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 26 Cents Per Gallon In 2022, Diesel Prices By 52 Cents Per Gallon
July 24, 2020
By Tim Benson
Forced Wage Raise During Pandemic Could Leave Hundreds Of Thousands Out Of Work
July 16, 2020
By Daren Bakst
Congress is considering using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to make permanent and sweeping changes to agricultural policy, inappropriately delegating congressional spending power to the Agriculture Secretary.
July 9, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Senate Bill 375 will be crossing Gov. Brian Kemp's desk and would impose a 7 percent tax on vaping products. In the midst of the coronavirus-related recession this may inadvertently harm employment in the vaping industry in Georgia.
June 15, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Additional internet sales tax regulations will weaken Missouri's already struggling economy. Despite this, mayors are on calling Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session over this issue.
May 13, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Policymakers and analysts generally agree that much work and many reforms are needed to repair, improve, and enhance infrastructure in America. But how, exactly, should these goals be achieved?
April 2, 2020
By John Merrifield, Barry Poulson
Just as the government adjusted to a post-World War II economy, the government must design a phase two fiscal plan for a post-coronavirus pandemic economy.
March 12, 2020
By Tim Benson
Cap-And-Trade Programs, Carbon-Dioxide Taxes Do Little To Reduce Emissions, Act As Regressive Tax
March 12, 2020
By Cameron Sholty, Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Cameron Sholty examine a nearly $500 million tax and fee increase on Bluegrass State drivers.
March 5, 2020
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt examine a proposed tax hike in Rhode Island that would raise taxes on residents earning more than $500,000 annually and use the funds for K-12 education.
March 5, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
March 4, 2020
By Heartland Staff
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.
March 3, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Illinois Looking To Stand Up To Corrupt Corporate Welfare
February 27, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
February 26, 2020
By Robert Davis
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly released a $7.8 billion budget proposal adding several new taxes for digital property and subscription services.
February 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
February 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
Regressive Tax Would Cap at $80 Per Ton In 2030
February 13, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
February 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This booklet seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.