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Can States Close Budget Deficits with Excise Tax Hikes?

We examine whether excise taxes are a solution to budget deficits, and while the short answer to that question is no, there are of course nuances. Excise taxes can play a role in state revenues even as policymakers appreciate that excise taxes are not viable long-term revenue tools for general spending priorities.

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The Health Impact of Alcohol Taxes

A proposal in the Senate tax reform bill to reduce alcohol taxes wouldn’t create the negative health consequences that some claim.

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