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Erin Humiston

June 15, 2015

Chaffetz Bill More Dangerous Than Marketplace Fairness Act


A new online sales tax bill introduced today by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is not only even more harmful than the Marketplace Fairness Act toward small businesses and interstate commerce, but also opens the gates to an unprecedented expansion of taxation and taxpayer harassment by out-of-state tax collectors.

April 17, 2015

Giovanetti: HB 40 Positive Step To Uphold Rule of Law in Texas


Requiring that municipalities in Texas stay within state law when it comes to ballot initiatives and referenda is an entirely reasonable requirement, especially since some Texas municipalities have recently acted outside of Texas Law. A bill being voted on today in the Texas Legislature, HB 40, is a positive step toward making sure that rule of law, not majority tyranny, governs municipal rule-making

April 17, 2015

Drug R&D Costs: $1.7 Billion and Rising


The significant costs of developing new, life-saving drugs and treatments has reached over $1.7 billion per drug over a span of 10-12 years, due to the growing complexity of drugs, bureaucratic red tape and the short length of a drug’s patent life.

April 16, 2015

Giovanetti: Fast Track Authority for Trade Agreement Good News for U.S. Economy


It’s good news that there appears to be an agreement among Senate leaders for Congress to pursue fast track trade promotion authority, which would revitalize trade negotiations such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other agreements.

March 31, 2015

Lawmakers Should Uphold Consumer Freedom Against Unreasonable Ticket Sales Restrictions


As venues and ticketing companies attempt to monopolize secondary ticket markets, now is the time for governments to address this issue and act to protect consumers' rights.

March 31, 2015

Ease The Storage Crunch, Lift Ban On Crude Oil Exports


The U.S. has gone from asking "Where can we get more oil?" to "Where can we put it?" The US can ease the storage crunch and leverage the energy boom to the benefit of the U.S. economy by lifting the export ban on oil and natural gas.

March 23, 2015

Tax Uncertainty Hurts: Congress Should Not Delay on Section 179


Congress must avoid the mistakes of 2014, when tax uncertainty delivered a harmful blow to the economy thanks to tax policies which were never clarified until the very end of the year, says IPI president Tom Giovanetti in “How Tax Uncertainty Harms Economic Growth.”

March 3, 2015

Supreme Court Challenge Could Incite Obama-Abbott Stand Off Over State Exchange


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second biggest legal challenge to Obamacare on Wednesday, and a victory for freedom will likely lead to significant political pressure on 37 states to cave to Obamacare pressure.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be one of the targeted 37 governors.

March 2, 2015

Wednesday: SCOTUS Challenge Could Render ACA Unworkable In 37 States


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second biggest legal challenge to Obamacare on Wednesday. And while a win for the plaintiffs in King vs. Burwell won’t kill the law, it could make it largely unworkable in 37 states.

February 5, 2015

IPI Joins Conservative Texas Budget Coalition


It's not enough for Texas conservatives to pat themselves on the back about outperforming California, or otherwise coast on our generally low tax and light regulatory environment. It’s time for the Texas Legislature to enact bold, forward-looking policies to further invigorate the Texas economy and ensure that Texas is a powerhouse of growth and opportunity into the next decade.

 

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