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Tax and Spending Issues

Obama Launches Private-Public Partnership to Address Infrastructure Construction

President Obama intends to address infrastructure construction with a new "public-private partnership" called the Build America Investment Initiative...

Solving Social Problems with Pay-For-Success Contracts

California is considering partnering with private organizations with "pay-for-success" programs...

State Tax Code Cronyism

When states issue carve-outs to small groups, tax rates must necessarily rise in order to compensate for the diminished tax base...

Paying for Public Employee Health Costs

In school districts where union power is weaker, districts are more likely to reduce health care costs by reducing benefits...

TSA Raises Passenger Fees

The TSA is raising fees as a result of a budget deal agreed to by Congress in December, and the agency believes that the measure will raise $16.9 billion in additional revenue...

California Lawsuit Threatens Forced Union Dues

A lawsuit that threatens to end forced union dues is winding its way to the Supreme Court...

Death Tax Hurts Small Businesses and Minorities

Repealing the death tax would add almost 1 million new small business jobs...

How to Fix Transportation Woes? Cut Federal Spending

The solution to the Highway Trust Fund's fiscal woes is to cut spending by $14 billion...

Ex-Im Benefits a Few, Has Minor Impact on Exports

In 2013, the top 10 Ex-Im beneficiaries received 75 percent of Ex-Im subsidies...

Should the United States Expand the Child Tax Credit?

Some pundits argue that expanding the child tax credit would help Republicans politically, but others argue that the subsidy is an entitlement that should not be extended...


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