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The Energy Tax Policy Conundrum: Do We Want To Reduce Fossil Fuel Prices Or Increase Them?
State and federal lawmakers are debating an extraordinary range of often-contradictory energy-related tax changes. These inconsistencies have existed for years, but they rarely have been...
April 7, 2022
How Much Will People Save From Maryland’s Gas Tax Holiday? Not Much
In response to rising gas prices, Maryland suspended its gas tax for 30 days. Connecticut and Georgia also have created gas tax holidays and lawmakers...
April 5, 2022
Federal Budget and Economy
Note To Governors: Cutting Taxes Will Make Inflation Worse, Not Better
Note To Governors: Cutting Taxes May Make Inflation Worse Even as Republican governors blast President Biden and congressional Democrats for both causing inflation and failing...
March 15, 2022
What Plays Better With the Public, Democratic Corporate Tax Hikes Or GOP User Fees?
President Biden and Democrats and Republicans in Congress have begun a fascinating game of three-dimensional chess over Biden’s $2.2 trillion infrastructure spending plan and the...
May 19, 2021
President Biden’s No Tax Hike Pledge Problem
Nobody making under 400,000 bucks would have their taxes raised. Period. Bingo. – Joe Biden, May 22, 2020 Enacting good tax policy is hard under...
March 24, 2021
Leonard E. Burman
What Do Federal Taxes Have To Do With Your Public Transit?
At a recent forum on infrastructure, Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer discussed their proposals to bolster spending on...
March 2, 2020
Tracking State Tax Policy Is Hard; A New Resource Helps You Prepare For Policy Debates In All 50 States
What are the biggest trends in state tax policy? Sometimes there are easy answers to this question. In recent years nearly every state made changes...
January 28, 2020
Richard C. Auxier
Washington’s Theater of Infrastructure: The Trick Is To Get The Joke
Yesterday was a classic example of Washington theater at its best. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer left a White House...
May 1, 2019
Is The US Ready For A Gas Tax Increase?
Is The US Ready For A Gas Tax Increase? House Democrats are talking enthusiastically about passing a big infrastructure bill by summer. President Trump keeps...
March 12, 2019
Economists Love Carbon Taxes. Voters Don't.
Economists—both liberal and conservative—love carbon taxes. The levies, they say, would create market incentives for people to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and, more...
December 27, 2018
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