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Taxes
September 25, 2018
Research & Commentary: Bad Stadium Deals Hurt Cities Large and Small
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses stadium subsidies, their negligible effect on local economies, and a how even a small city arena can have dire effects on a cities' budget.
Government Spending
August 21, 2018
Research & Commentary: State Lottery Would Be a Poor Revenue Source for Mississippi
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines state lotteries, their shortcomings, and discusses why Mississippi should consider other ways to manage the state's budget.
Taxes
July 25, 2018
Research & Commentary: Tampa Ballpark Not Worth Its Potential $400 Million Taxpayer Price Tag
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the new stadium proposal being considered in Tampa and how taxpayers may be on the hook for a multimillion dollar bill.
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Government Spending
July 13, 2018
An American Budget: Mid-Session Review
This mid-session review (MSR) of the 2019 Fiscal Year, published by the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB), is a supplemental update to the president’s proposed budget, and contains revised estimates.
Government Spending
June 7, 2018
The Leaflet: All Bets Are On
Delaware became the first state other than Nevada to legalize sports betting. Other states are sure to follow, as there is potential for states to collect $20 billion in new tax revenue.
Entitlements
May 3, 2018
The Leaflet: Farm Bill Needs a Makeover
Congress is working on a new "farm bill" that includes farm subsidies, crop insurance, and food assistance. Most of the bill's annual budget goes to the food stamp program, or SNAP. The proposed bill offers needed reforms to SNAP.

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Government Spending
September 25, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses stadium subsidies, their negligible effect on local economies, and a how even a small city arena can have dire effects on a cities' budget.
August 21, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines state lotteries, their shortcomings, and discusses why Mississippi should consider other ways to manage the state's budget.
July 25, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the new stadium proposal being considered in Tampa and how taxpayers may be on the hook for a multimillion dollar bill.
July 13, 2018
By White House Office of Budget and Management
This mid-session review (MSR) of the 2019 Fiscal Year, published by the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB), is a supplemental update to the president’s proposed budget, and contains revised estimates.
June 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Delaware became the first state other than Nevada to legalize sports betting. Other states are sure to follow, as there is potential for states to collect $20 billion in new tax revenue.
May 3, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Congress is working on a new "farm bill" that includes farm subsidies, crop insurance, and food assistance. Most of the bill's annual budget goes to the food stamp program, or SNAP. The proposed bill offers needed reforms to SNAP.
April 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed bill in Missouri that would repeal the state's prevailing wage law.
April 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines legislation in Arizona that would have the state join an interstate compact that explicitly prohibits the “use of taxpayer dollars for private professional sports stadiums and facilities.”
April 9, 2018
By Congressional Budget Office
This report, published by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, a federal agency tasked with providing budget and economic information to Congress, includes projections for key economic indicators.
February 26, 2018
By Staff
As subsidies for wind and solar power have been slashed around the world, the growth in renewable power has stalled.