Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Mississippi Relies Most, Alaska Least, on Federal Aid

Mississippi relies on federal aid more than any other state, with more than 45 percent of its general revenue coming from the federal government...

Why Is America Losing 60,000 Corporations Each Year?

Since 2006, the United States has lost 60,000 corporations annually...

Does California's High-Speed Rail Project Make Sense?

California is hardly considered a model of fiscal restraint, so its latest attempt to fund a high-speed rail project may come as no surprise...

The Capital Gains Tax Sometimes Taxes Losses

The capital gains tax can impose taxes even when an individual loses money...

Aligning CBO Scoring with Reality

The House of Representatives has voted to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the macroeconomic effects of proposed legislation when analyzing the cost of new bills...

Should Lawmakers Raise the Gas Tax?

With the money in the Highway Trust Fund dwindling, some lawmakers have been pushing for a higher gasoline tax...

Taxpayers Lost Almost $10 Billion on Auto Bailout

The federal government finally announced an end to the auto industry bailout...

Minimum Wages Rise in 19 States

Nineteen states across the country raised their minimum wages on January 1...

Postponing the Estate Tax

The federal estate tax -- often called the death tax -- is a tax on the transfer of a person's assets at death...

Who Is Paying Federal Income Taxes?

The top 50 percent of taxpayers paid almost all of the nation's income taxes -- 96.7 percent...


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