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Taxes
May 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Millionaire Taxes will not Solve Connecticut’s Budget Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
Taxes
May 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: Millionaire Taxes Won’t Solve Bay State’s Budget Shortfall
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
Taxes
May 20, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Flat Tax Would Simplify and Stabilize Louisiana’s Tax System
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines flat taxes and why Louisiana should move away from its progressive tax system.
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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.
Government Spending
May 17, 2019
The Leaflet: Tick Tock: The Government Debt Bomb Countdown Continues
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
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.

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Taxes
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
May 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
May 20, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines flat taxes and why Louisiana should move away from its progressive tax system.
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 17, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
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.