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Alcohol & Tobacco
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Tax Increases Would Hurt Low Income Persons, Vaporize Harm Reduction in Rhode Island
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Taxes
May 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Internet Sales Taxes are Bad for Small Businesses
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
Alcohol & Tobacco
May 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Wholesale E-Cigarette Tax Would Vaporize Harm Reduction in Alaska
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
May 8, 2019
Research & Commentary: Oregon Cigarette and Vape Tax Would Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
Taxes
May 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: Progressive Income Tax Would Doom Illinois
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Illinois to switch from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system, a move that is likely to have long-term negative effects on taxpayers and the state’s economy.
Taxes
May 3, 2019
Research & Commentary: Property Tax Swap Is Bad Deal for Texans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a tax reform proposal in Texas that would raise the state sales tax by 1 percent to 9.25 percent while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Texas consumers.

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Taxes
May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
May 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Illinois to switch from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system, a move that is likely to have long-term negative effects on taxpayers and the state’s economy.
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a tax reform proposal in Texas that would raise the state sales tax by 1 percent to 9.25 percent while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Texas consumers.
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a bill that would increase Connecticut’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.85 percent and redistribute the funds to low-income cities and towns.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a major tax reform proposal that would hike both sales and sin taxes in Nebraska while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Nebraska consumers.
May 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposal in California that would increase the state’s corporate tax rate. If passed, California would have the highest corporate tax rate in the country.