Newspaper Articles – Tom Gantert

Washington Taxpayers Socked by ‘Volatile’ New Tax Hike Plan

Washington governor Jay Inslee’s proposed increases overall state spending by 16 percent, which he plans to fund with a sharp tax hike in the state’s capital gains tax.

FDA Considers Modernizing Information Sharing Rules

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette (D) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recognize the importance of Internet communication in drug research.

Charter School Growth Continues

In the past 20 years, charter schools have emerged in the United States and challenged their traditional public school counterparts as a different and sometimes better way to educate children, espe

Arizona Charters Grow in Numbers, Show Accountability

Charter schools in Arizona started 20 years ago in old school buildings, strip malls, and church basements, and they were different from their traditional counterparts from the start.

Georgia Debates Gas Tax Hike, Transportation Infrastructure Needs

In December 2014, Georgia state officials and infrastructure consultants met at an annual industry conference in Athens to discuss mounting transportation problems in the Peach State.

States Struggle To Fund Exchanges

When the Affordable Care Act was first rolled out, the federal government awarded grants totaling $1.2 billion to assist the 14 states and Washington, DC to help them set up state-based health insu

Study: $2.6 Billion to Develop New Drugs

A recent study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found the cost of the lengthy research and development process “from discovery to marketplace” of a new drug is approximately $2

U.S. Tax Mix May Weaken Economic Growth

In the past fifty years, European nations have become increasingly reliant on value-added taxes, according to a recent study released in December by the Tax Foundation.

Testing May Discourage Parent Involvement, Study Finds

Saying there was little research about how extensive testing in education impacted parental attitudes toward education, Jesse Rhodes studied the issue in early 2012.

Establishment, Pols Go on Attack Against Michigan Charters

As charter schools in Michigan have grown to a record 303 in the 2014-15 school year, the school-choice movement has run into opposition that advocates say is an orchestrated attack involving Democ