This week’s map takes a look at when each state first adopted its cigarette tax. Although the federal government had been taxing tobacco since the 18th century and cigarettes specifically since 1862, states did not begin...
- Scott Moody on Tax Reform Options in Maine
Scott Moody on Tax Reform Options in Maine
Maine Heritage Policy Center CEO (and former Tax Foundation Senior Economist) J. Scott Moody discusses the recently-announced tax reform plan unveiled by a group of 11 Pine Tree State legislators. The so-called "Gang of 11" plan, chiefly written by Sen. Richard Woodbury (I-Yarmouth), would cut some tax rates but raise others, resulting in a net tax increase in the state. Moody is critical of the plan and advises focusing on spending discipline until a revenue-neutral (or revenue-negative) reform plan becomes an option.
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