Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Gov. Kasich's Tax Reform Proposal Can Boost Growth in Ohio

Ohio Governor Kasich's tax plan includes across-the-board income tax rate cuts of 23 percent, tax cuts for small businesses and an increase in the state's sales tax rate...

Can Cutting Corporate Tax and Revenue Neutrality Coexist?

Lawmakers would do well to rethink the self-imposed restriction of revenue neutrality and focus on creating the maximum amount of economic growth, even if that comes at the expense of federal revenues...

Was Kansas' Tax-Cut Experiment Successful?

Over the past two calendar years, private-sector jobs increased 5.6 percent in Kansas...

We Should Pursue Incremental Steps to Welfare Reform

Over the past 50 years, the United States has created an enormous, complex and costly welfare state...

Not So Fast! Taxpayers May Not Want to Pay for A New Football Stadium

Wherever the Washington team winds up, there is little doubt that taxpayers – both locally and across the nation – will be on the hook for much of the stadium's bill...

All New Legislation to be Dynamically Scored

Dynamic scoring is the idea that when estimating the budgetary impact of changes in tax policy, one should take into account changes to the economy induced by the policy change...

Corporate Income Tax: Reform Now

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development...

Universal Savings Accounts Could Improve Financial Planning

In Canada, the government's new budget increased the annual contribution limit on Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) from $5,500 to $10,000...

Federal Oversight Misses the Runway on Air Travel Improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects the number of passengers carried annually to reach a record-high 775.8 million by fiscal year 2015...

Could Lower Taxes Replace the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit currently provides over $57 billion in benefits to taxpayers...


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