Tag: Competitiveness

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    2013 Tax Cut Roundup Released

    ALEC’s Center for State Fiscal Reform is proud to announce its newest publication, the 2013 State Tax Cut Roundup. Released this morning, the report has already garnered national …

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    Rain Tax Fines Drench Maryland’s Carroll County

    Maryland’s Carroll County recently received a letter from Assistant Attorney General Paul DeSantis, threatening to fine the county $10,000 for each day that it does not enact a …

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    The Artificial Barriers of Occupational Licensing

    By Theresa Boyd A West Virginia nail artist must rethink her dream of starting her own business because of onerous licensing requirements and regulations imposed by her state. After …

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    Businesses continue to face excessive taxation

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released its 11th annual report on business taxation, revealing that businesses paid a total of $649 billion in state and local …

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    Why work when welfare pays more?

    The Cato Institute recently released an updated version of a decades-old study analyzing welfare benefits on a state-by-state basis. The study, The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off, found that the …

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    Pennsylvania Aims to Reform Government Pensions

    By Fara Klein and Nick Oswald Pennsylvania legislators are gearing up to tackle one of the largest financial problems facing states today: unfunded pension liabilities. The traditional defined-benefit model for …

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    U.S. Broadband Success: the Proof is in the Piping

    Last week, the New York Times published an article quoting Professor Susan Crawford claiming that “monopolists who resist innovation” currently dominate the broadband space. That same day, the FCC …

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    New Study Shows U.S. Legal System is a Competitive Liability

    As international commerce penetrates every corner of the world, the United States and each of her fifty states must continue to implement economic policies that make themselves more competitive on …

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    Happy Tax Freedom Day!

    Each year, the Tax Foundation releases a report on Tax Freedom Day – the day when the annual tax burden is paid off and people are able to keep …

  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research image

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research

    The Left-wing Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is out with a new essay attacking the economic basis for low tax, free-market, limited government policy proposals like those laid out in  …

  • PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out image

    PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out

    Evidence of the unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continue to abound. This time, adjunct professors—a group comprising an estimated 70% of university faculty in …

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    Don’t Let Government Break the Internet

    It’s great to hear just about anybody speak on Internet freedom, but U.S. Representative Steve Scalise did the topic justice at this year’s State of the Net Conference in Washington, …

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    No Snake Oil, Life is About Incentives

    By Jonathan Small, CPA Many have heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” This is an undeniable fact of life, reality. Essentially, this saying means that productive …

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    A New Dose of Junk Economics

    Despite the mountains of credible statistical evidence, the growing scholarly economic consensus, and sheer common sense, another report is released to claim that taxes don’t matter in state economies. The …

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    Health Care Freedom Results

    Measures in four states—Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming—were on the ballot last night relating to ALEC’s model Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. Preliminary results show the measures …

  • ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates image

    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too …

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    Capital Gains Taxes: The Phantom Menace

    Film fans are abuzz over news that George Lucas will sell LucasArts, along with the globally renowned “Star Wars” franchise to Disney for a staggering $4 billion.  But as Quentin …

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    Is Broadband a Monopoly?

    Broadband is often described as the “core” of the Internet ecosystem—little more than the basic infrastructure across which users interact, and subject to heavy-handed government regulations that reflect this assumption.

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    Hired With a Silver Spoon?

    At a time when states are tightening their budgets and looking everywhere to find savings, one area has been largely overlooked. A new study released by Citizens Against Government …

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    Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record

    The latest edition of the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors grades the states on economic policies enacted since 2010.  Governors that earned an “A” implemented …