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Taxes
December 23, 2018
Mercatus Center: Amazon HQ2 Is the Only Competition Where the Losers Are Winners
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
Taxes
December 19, 2018
Research & Commentary: Anchorage Should Not Rely on Sin Taxes to Help the Homeless
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Anchorage, Alaska where policymakers are considering a ballot measure that would impose a 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol.
Energy
December 13, 2018
Chapter 312 and 313 Property Tax Abatements Help the Wealthy and Connected at Other Texans’ Expense
Property tax abatements under just two programs are costing Texas -especially school districts - more than $1 billion a year in revenue, with more than half of those abatements being granted to renewable energy projects.
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Taxes
November 30, 2018
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Will Not Solve Alabama’s Road Funding Woes
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Alabama's gasoline tax, how revenue is running short, and the potential for future tax hikes.
Taxes
November 7, 2018
Research & Commentary: Washington State Should Reject Illegal Capital Gains Tax Proposal
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new budget proposal in Washington State that would create a new capital gains tax.
Climate Change
October 31, 2018
The Carbon Tax: Analysis of Six Potential Scenarios
An analysis of a range of 6 carbon tax scenarios finds every one of them would reduce economic growth, impede infrastructure development, and limit the government's ability to meet fiscal obligations and operations.

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Taxes
December 23, 2018
By Michael Farren and Anne Philpot
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
December 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Anchorage, Alaska where policymakers are considering a ballot measure that would impose a 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol.
December 13, 2018
By Stanley Greer
Property tax abatements under just two programs are costing Texas -especially school districts - more than $1 billion a year in revenue, with more than half of those abatements being granted to renewable energy projects.
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November 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Alabama's gasoline tax, how revenue is running short, and the potential for future tax hikes.
November 7, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new budget proposal in Washington State that would create a new capital gains tax.
October 31, 2018
By Capital Alpha Partners
An analysis of a range of 6 carbon tax scenarios finds every one of them would reduce economic growth, impede infrastructure development, and limit the government's ability to meet fiscal obligations and operations.
October 26, 2018
By Tim Benson
Tax Would Start At $15 Per Ton, Rise By $2-Plus Inflation Per Ton Each Year
October 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposal that would end automatic gas tax increases in New Jersey.
October 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the negative effects of a millionaire tax, and why Nebraska should avoid imposing one.
October 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a nonbinding ballot initiative in Utah that would increase the state’s gasoline tax by 10 cents per gallon and why diverting road funds to education is poor public policy.