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January 17, 2020
Policy Tip Sheet: Vehicle Mileage Taxes are not Ready for Primetime
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.
Taxes
January 16, 2020
Research & Commentary: Taxing Internet Sales Will Weaken Online Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Missouri that would impose a use tax on remote vendors with at least $100,000 in cumulative gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property in the state.
Taxes
January 9, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Taxes will not Solve Missouri’s Transportation Funding Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
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December 18, 2019
Research & Commentary: Utah Tax Plan is Full of Bad Ideas
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax reform proposal in Utah that would impose a “millionaire tax” on higher income taxpayers and replace the state sales tax with a gross receipts tax on businesses.
Taxes
December 12, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Progressive “Fair Tax” Will Worsen Illinois Economic Woes
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
Taxes
December 6, 2019
Policy Brief: Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.

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Taxes
January 17, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.
January 16, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Missouri that would impose a use tax on remote vendors with at least $100,000 in cumulative gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property in the state.
January 9, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
December 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax reform proposal in Utah that would impose a “millionaire tax” on higher income taxpayers and replace the state sales tax with a gross receipts tax on businesses.
December 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
December 6, 2019
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation in the Bay State would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose an excise tax on such products, as well as capping nicotine levels at 20 milligrams per milliliter.
November 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed tax increase on food purchased in Utah grocery stores.