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Alcohol & Tobacco
February 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: Nebraska Should Avoid Relying on Alcohol Taxes
Proposal would increase the tax on beer by 345 percent, the tax on wine not from farm wineries by 1,032 percent, and the tax on distilled spirits by 227 percent in an effort to provide property tax relief.
Alcohol & Tobacco
February 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: South Dakota’s Proposed Tax on Vaping Would Damage Tobacco Harm Reduction Efforts
Legislation aims to apply a 35 percent wholesale tax to electronic cigarettes.
Energy
February 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Connecticut Considers Regressive Carbon-Dioxide Tax and Misguided Energy Extraction Bans
There Is No Scientific Justification For Banning Of Fossil-Fuel Development In Connecticut
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Alcohol & Tobacco
February 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Nebraska Should Avoid Using Tobacco and Vaping Taxes for Property Tax Relief
Proposal to increase the state's tobacco tax and create a vaping tax disproportionately impacts lower income Nebraskans and is a disservice to public health,
Education
February 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Denying Licenses to Those in Student Loan Default is Bad Policy for Georgia
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposed law in Georgia that would prohibit the suspension or denial of licenses for those in default with their student loans.
Education
February 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Expanding the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships Program Would Help More Low-Income Sooners
Proposals Would Increase Program Budget Up to $30 Million

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February 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would increase the tax on beer by 345 percent, the tax on wine not from farm wineries by 1,032 percent, and the tax on distilled spirits by 227 percent in an effort to provide property tax relief.
February 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation aims to apply a 35 percent wholesale tax to electronic cigarettes.
February 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
There Is No Scientific Justification For Banning Of Fossil-Fuel Development In Connecticut
February 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal to increase the state's tobacco tax and create a vaping tax disproportionately impacts lower income Nebraskans and is a disservice to public health,
February 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposed law in Georgia that would prohibit the suspension or denial of licenses for those in default with their student loans.
February 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
Proposals Would Increase Program Budget Up to $30 Million
February 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Kansas' efforts to respond to recent federal tax changes and why these reforms are important.
February 20, 2019
By U.S. Supreme Court
The unanimous court decision in Timbs v. Indiana was based on the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
February 20, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Also Be Open To Children In Foster Care And The Children Of Active Duty Military Members
February 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal to add a 68 percent tax to vaping products is a disservice to tobacco harm reduction.
February 19, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
"Wheeler is supremely qualified to continue the outstanding record of accomplishment at the EPA under President Trump."
February 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Less than 10 percent of revenue generated by tax will go toward tobacco prevention and education.
February 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed increase in the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products is regressive, fosters black markets and negatively impacts the public health gains tobacco harm reduction products provide.
February 15, 2019
By Tim Benson
State Utilities Would Be Forced To Generate 80 Percent Of Electricity From Renewable Sources By 2045
February 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals in Wyoming that would create new income taxes in the state for the first time.
February 14, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Is Open To 34 Percent Of New Hampshire Students
February 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several new proposals in Tennessee that would roll back or fully repeal the state's certificate of need laws.
February 13, 2019
By Tim Benson
Proposals Would Set Up A 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate & A $20 Per Ton Carbon-Dioxide Tax
February 12, 2019
By Explore Offshore Coalition
Argues U.S. Department of the Interior should pursue opportunities to develop oil and gas in federal waters off Virginia's coasts.
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February 11, 2019
By Tim Benson
Multiple Proposals Introduced Ranging From $6.25 Per Ton To $55 Per Ton