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Alcohol & Tobacco
July 9, 2020
Research & Commentary: Georgia’s Vaping Tax Increase Is an Unreliable Source of Funding During Shaky Times
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.
Taxes
June 15, 2020
Research & Commentary: Missouri Legislators Pushing Internet Sales Tax Would Weaken State’s Struggling Economy
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.
Taxes
May 13, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Fix America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Lessons from Australia
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?
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Government Spending
April 2, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Solve America's Debt Crisis in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
Energy
March 12, 2020
Research & Commentary: Washington Bill Would Open Up Possibility of Regressive, Harmful Cap-and-Trade Program or Carbon-Dioxide Tax
Cap-And-Trade Programs, Carbon-Dioxide Taxes Do Little To Reduce Emissions, Act As Regressive Tax
Taxes
March 12, 2020
Research and Commentary: Gas Tax Increases Will Hurt the Kentucky Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Cameron Sholty examine a nearly $500 million tax and fee increase on Bluegrass State drivers.

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Taxes
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