Lunch Links: Beer Tax Cut Off to Spirited Start in Senate; Mobile Workforce Bill Also on Senate Agenda; Nevada Taxpayers Cite Concerns with Proposed Stadium Tax; Nebraska Lawmakers Take Sides on Marijuana Debate

September 27, 2016

Today is September 27, the date Google has decided is its birthday. Happy birthday, Google!

Here are some interesting links I came across:

Debate Night: Taxes came up. My colleague Scott Greenberg has more. (Tax Foundation)

Majority of Senate Signs on to Beer Tax Cut: Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) became the 50th and 51st senators to support an effort to reduce the federal beer excise tax from its current range per barrel of $7 to $18. The bill (H.R. 2903 / S. 1562) would cut it to $3.50 a barrel for small breweries and $16 a barrel for everyone else. The bills are sponsored by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Politico)

Mobile Workforce Bill May Come to a Vote in Lame-Duck Session: The bill to limit state income taxes on business travelers has passed the House, and a source says it may come up for a Senate vote after the election and before the new Senate takes office in January 2017. (Tax Foundation / Tax Analysts)

Nevada Taxpayers Association Opposes Las Vegas Stadium Tax: After extensive debate by its board, the taxpayers group voted to oppose the planned 0.88 percent hotel tax to fund an NFL-ready stadium. The group cited sixteen separate concerns with the plan. (Nevada Taxpayers Association / Ralston Reports Twitter)

Iowa Election Winners Will Face Crucial Issues in 2017: Water quality, Medicaid oversight, education funding, medical marijuana, and tax policy are the hot topics. On tax policy, structural reforms and revenue changes are key points. (Mason City Globe-Gazette)

Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Nebraska? The state could raise $52 million a year and public officials are starting to take stands on either side of the issue. (Lincoln Journal-Star)

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