Newspaper Articles – Matthew Glans

Bill Extending Ban on Internet Access Taxes Advances in House

Since 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has helped to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and on discriminatory taxes o

Should Harrisburg Become Involved in Highmark/UPMC Dispute?

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering legislation that may force a major health care provider to sign an access contract with an insurer that has become a direct competitor.

Some in Congress Want to Undo Important Flood Insurance Reforms

Despite the success of recent reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, some federal legislators are considering extending flood insurance subsidies to address complaints from homeowners in

New House Bill Would Extend Internet Access Tax Moratorium

Congress is considering two bills that would make the Internet Tax Freedom Act permanent.

Financial Transactions Taxes Act As Drag On Economic Activity

Since the 2007-2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and across the world have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and st

Bill Would Forever Ban Internet Access Taxes

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 placed a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and on discriminatory taxes on emails and other electronic data.

New Framework for Digital Goods Taxes Introduced in US Senate

As technology advances, more products are becoming available online in a digital format.

13 Cook County Municipalities In Worse Shape than Bankrupt Stockton, Calif.

The 518 taxing districts in Cook County, Illinois have debts that impose a combined “financial burden” of almost $34 billion—an average of $17,147 per Cook County household—according to a study by

Improvement, But More Needed, Among Mortgage Servicers, Monitor Says

The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have improved their performance but most  are failing to comply with parts of a national settlement that was designed to improve how they treat financia

Mixed Response to President’s Proposal to Privatize the TVA

President Obama wants to privatize one of the nation’s largest government-owned companies, a proposal that is bringing pushback from some unlikely sources: politicians who ordinarily promote them