Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Alabama Flat Tax Proposal

May 12, 2015

Alabama legislators have considered several major tax proposals during the current legislative session, including

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  • Research & Commentary: North Dakota Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Fund

    May 11, 2015

    The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed a new law to form a committee to review federal legislation and agency regulations that detrimentally impact, or have the potential to detriment

    Research & Commentary: Work Requirements for TANF and SNAP

    April 29, 2015

    In March 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee issued a report describing the $799 billion spent through 129 programs for lower-income Americans in 2012.

    Research & Commentary: Does Minnesota Need a Gas Tax Increase?

    April 29, 2015

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has proposed a 6.5 percent increase to the state’s excise tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, an increase of 16 cents per gallon over the next four years.

    Research & Commentary: Louisiana Tobacco Tax Hike

    April 28, 2015

    Louisiana legislators are now considering several proposals to increase the state’s tobacco tax.

    Research & Commentary: Electronic Cigarettes Can Save Medicaid Billions

    April 24, 2015

    Electronic cigarettes have quickly become one of the most popular nicotine replacement products, with the total market expected to hit $1.7 billion this year.

    Research & Commentary: Arkansas Vaping Tax

    April 24, 2015

    Tobacco and electronic cigarettes have become popular targets for tax increases. States with growing budget problems have flocked to sin taxes as potential sources of new or increased tax revenue.

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