The Obama administration recently increased the federal government’s estimated social costs for carbon emissions.
The modern estate tax, which taxed an individual’s assets upon death, was created in 1916 alongside the first income tax.
“Smart growth” refers to a city planning philosophy intended to reduce administrative costs, increase population density, decrease urban sprawl, reduce pollution, and similar goals.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014 and both its supporters and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or all
According to a report by 24/7 Wall St., state governments collected more than $50 billion in “sin taxes” in 2011 from several products and activities including gambling, smoking, and alcohol consum
In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was implemented.
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 discriminatory tax
The Arkansas legislature is holding hearings on the Common Core national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Arkansas, have adopted.
On July 18, economist Arthur Laffer released a study titled “Pro-Growth and E-Fairness,” in which he supports the Marketplace Fairness Act.
In the years since the 2007–2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and other nations have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and sto
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