FORBES: Will State Officials Play Benedict Arnold With Washington Taxpayers?
Apr23

FORBES: Will State Officials Play Benedict Arnold With Washington Taxpayers?

A dangerous proposal now exists in Washington State. This week, State Treasurer James McIntire offered his idea for fully funding K-12 education: lower sales and property taxes and create a state income tax. Both ideas are problematic, the implementation of a state income tax especially so. Not only is it bad economic policy to raise the price on work, but this idea also runs contrary to the will of Washingtonians. In 2010, voters in...

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Opportunity Lives: HOW MONEY WALKS (AND WHY TAX POLICY IS IMPORTANT)
Apr21

Opportunity Lives: HOW MONEY WALKS (AND WHY TAX POLICY IS IMPORTANT)

DANNY HUIZINGA / APRIL 21, 2015 When states raise taxes, people move away. It’s a simple truth, but only recently have we been able to quantify this effect and see “how money walks,” thanks to a new book from Travis H. Brown. Brown told Opportunity Lives that the idea for the How Money Walks book came from an interest in IRS data files by Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield, who are very involved in public life and policy advocacy....

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Author Travis H. Brown on Fox and Friends 4-11-2015
Apr11
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What Does The Flat Tax And A Pro-Growth Agenda Look Like In Practice?
Apr08

What Does The Flat Tax And A Pro-Growth Agenda Look Like In Practice?

For Governor Pat McCrory, getting North Carolinians back to work is more than just a nice-sounding campaign promise. Since his inauguration in January 2013, the governor has made tax reform and job growth his most significant priorities. He understands the necessity of making North Carolina attractive to working families and job creators alike. Not long after his swearing-in, Governor McCrory outlined his vision, saying: “I came to...

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Income Tax Makes States Radioactive To Sports Stars
Apr08

Income Tax Makes States Radioactive To Sports Stars

Add Ndamukong Suh to the ever-growing list of professional athletes who are bidding farewell to their high-tax home state in favor of sunnier economic climates. Suh – considered one of the top-two players in free agency this season – is leaving Detroit for Miami. By doing so, the defensive tackle will give himself a significant tax discount. Players as talented as Suh can essentially name their price, and they can reject offers that...

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Tax Reform Needs To Rain Down On Maryland
Apr08

Tax Reform Needs To Rain Down On Maryland

On Tuesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled legislation that fulfills his campaign promise to repeal Maryland’s “rain tax.” Currently, the state requires its largest jurisdictions to charge fees for stormwater clean-up. Yes, you read that right: Maryland literally places a tax on the amount of rain that falls. It’s the only state in the nation to do so, and tax-reform-minded leaders like Governor Hogan rightfully find it...

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