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Jul 31, 2015

Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaiians

The Hawaii Reporter reports, Tom Yamachika, head of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, has recently uncovered an economic study for commissioned by the state recommending, among other things, H

Jul 31, 2015

Glendale, Arizona City Council Cancels Sports Subsidy Contract

The City of Glendale, Arizona is canceling the city’s subsidization of the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League team, ending an agreement to transfer $225 million in taxpayer funds to the sports

Jul 31, 2015

Even Alarmists View Hansen Warning As a Farce

Climate Change Weekly #181

Jul 30, 2015

David Williams: Shining a light on the Darker side of solar power

In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, H.

Jul 30, 2015

City of Chicago Hits Taxpayers with New ‘Netflix Tax’

The City of Chicago is expanding an existing excise tax on movie and theater tickets to include streaming online video and music services, such as Netflix and Spotify, in order to generate addition

Jul 30, 2015

Wisconsin Supreme Court Shuts Down ‘John Doe’ Probe

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to end his office’s aggressive “John Doe” investigation into political advocacy groups, calling the series of pr