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  • Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes image

    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this …

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    Taxes Push Firms Abroad

    More and more U.S. companies are moving their corporate headquarters abroad to seek more favorable tax treatment of corporate income, according to recent analysis from the Wall Street Journal.

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    Kansas Policy Institute: Debunking Junk Economics

    When looking at a state to state comparison, measurement is everything. Correct measures to test a state’s prosperity must be used to determine the actual economic growth (or non-growth) a …

  • New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise image

    New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released a study revealing that businesses paid a total of $644 billion in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2011 …

  • An Expensive Year for Government image

    An Expensive Year for Government

    The Cost of Government Center (CGC) is part of the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes flatter, simpler and lower taxes across the US. CGC …

  • The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe image

    The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe

    Bankruptcy has become a real danger to municipalities that choose not to address their fiscal problems. And for most, the problem at the top of the list is unfunded pension …

  • Taxpayers Flee Maryland image

    Taxpayers Flee Maryland

    A recent study by the non-partisan group Change Maryland is garnering significant attention after finding more evidence that the state’s wealthiest residents are being driven out by excessive personal …

  • ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard image

    ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard

    On Monday June 25, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide standard for new …

  • Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics image

    Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics

    The Detroit News published an opinion editorial today from ALEC’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director Jonathan Williams on state tax increases, debunking the myth that taxes don’t …

  • States Should Avoid Federal Bailouts – Even Illinois Agrees image

    States Should Avoid Federal Bailouts – Even Illinois Agrees

    Certainly, the past decade has been a difficult one for states, and policymakers are searching for ways to stay afloat. Some pundits and policymakers now want the federal government to …

  • “A Destructive IRS Mandate” image

    “A Destructive IRS Mandate”

    ALEC Alumni Senator Rubio and Representative Posey write in the Miami Herald: The U.S. Treasury is proposing an IRS mandate that will require U.S. deposit institutions such as banks …

  • Balancing the Federal Budget Can Start in the States image

    Balancing the Federal Budget Can Start in the States

    Time is running out. Our nation is trillions of dollars in debt without a credible plan to stop spending. The battle in Congress has escalated to a point where …

  • Priority-Based Budgeting: Protecting Taxpayers image

    Priority-Based Budgeting: Protecting Taxpayers

    By Patricia Cuadros Back in October 2011, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a performance audit bill from the California state legislature, calling it the “siren song of budget reform”. Soon …

  • States Look to Eliminate Personal Income Taxes image

    States Look to Eliminate Personal Income Taxes

    Facing big budget shortfalls, many states are considering fundamentally changing their tax structure. Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are currently attracting the most attention with proposals to eliminate or reduce their …

  • Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States image

    Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States

    Envision a mafia-like scheme. The federal government shows up uninvited and says, “Ya gotta keep your highways in good shape, but since we’re lookin’ out for ya, we’re gonna hold …

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    Taxes matter more than sunshine

    A recent study from the left-wing Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) concludes that taxes do not motivate people to leave high-tax states. The study’s authors argue that weather …

  • States Target Internet and Telecom for Exorbitant Taxes image

    States Target Internet and Telecom for Exorbitant Taxes

    State governments are starving for more money to pay for their broken budgets. To feed the budgetary beast, state governments are imposing unusually high taxes on a sector of the …

  • Business Activites Tax Simplification Act image

    Business Activites Tax Simplification Act

    Business Activities Tax Simplification Act Summary Direct state and local taxes on business, also known as “business activity taxes,” such as income, franchise, net worth, business license, business and …