Editorials: Matthew Glans

Obama to the FCC: Go Ahead and Break the Internet

President Barack Obama’s recent call to the Federal Communications Commission to strictly regulate broadband networks could be the death knell for the open, free, and prosperous Internet that has b

Minimum Wage Laws Should Not Be Used as an Election Gimmick

While lawmakers across the country debate proposals to increase state minimum wage rates, proponents have turned their attention toward ballot measures that might kill two birds with one stone: put

Pitfalls of Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show does not provide better or more-affordable health care.

Wide Support for Internet Access Tax Moratorium

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminato

Bag the Plastic Bag Tax

Legislators in Harrisburg are considering a proposal from state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Wayne, that would make Pennsylvania the first state to impose a statewide tax on the use of plastic bags.

Should the House Pass the Marketplace Fairness Act?

Congress has considered many bills over the past few years that, like the Marketplace Fairness Act, would expand states’ ability to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes regardless of

Nebraska Needs Real Income Tax Reform

Although at first glance Nebraska’s tax system may appear competitive nationally, it lags behind its regional neighbors, who are its primary competitors for attracting new businesses to the state.<

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal Leaves Much to Be Desired

While half dozen states are considering proposals to do away income or corporate taxes Minnesota’s tax and spend Governor Mark Dayton is proposing to increase taxes significantly.

Government Hurting Small Banks

Eileen Ambrose highlights some of the serious problems that small banks are facing and their efforts to combat obsolescence by engaging in mergers ("Maryland's smaller banks may be headed for a wav