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Tax Foundation Report Looks At Ballot Initiatives in 23 States

October 31, 2008

State Estate and Gift Tax Collections, by State and Per Capita, Fiscal Year 2007

October 31, 2008

New Tax Policy Podcast: Staff Economist Josh Barro on the 2009 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 23, 2008

Kentucky Governor Seeks to Shut Down Threats to State Lottery Monopoly

October 21, 2008

Best of the Blogosphere: Nonpayers, Fact Checking the Candidates, Maryland’s Woes, and ND Measure 2

October 21, 2008

North Dakota’s Measure 2: How Would Rate Cuts Affect the Peace Garden State’s Competitiveness?

October 17, 2008

Best of the Blogosphere: Maryland & the State Business Tax Climate Index

October 15, 2008

Tax Foundation in the Editorial Pages: Nonpayers, Corporate Taxes, and the Index

October 13, 2008

Maryland’s Business Tax Climate Makes Biggest One-Year Decline; TF in Annapolis This Wednesday

October 13, 2008

Which States Are Best for Business? 2009 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 6, 2008

Would the Proposed Bailout Affect Local Property Tax Collections?

September 29, 2008

New Census Data on Property Taxes on Homeowners

September 23, 2008

Urging North Carolina Courts to Hold Lottery Is a Tax — Heatherly v. State

September 8, 2008

Lottery Case Heard in North Carolina Supreme Court

September 8, 2008

Tax Foundation to Attend North Carolina Supreme Court Hearing on State Lottery

September 5, 2008

The Right Prescription for Mississippi

August 19, 2008

Three Ways to Look at the Maryland Slots Debate

August 13, 2008

CBPP Critique of State and Local Burden Methodology Is Baseless and Hypocritical

August 8, 2008

Tax Foundation State and Local Tax Burden Estimates for 2008: An In-Depth Analysis and Methodological Overview

August 7, 2008

New State/Local Tax Burden Report Shows New Jersey Has Highest Tax Burden, Alaska Lowest

August 7, 2008