S&P and Income Inequality

Lately, left-leaning economists have been happy to jump on the popular bandwagon claim that income inequality is threatening potential for economic growth. Most recently, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) economic research division, Capital IQ, recently published a study arguing that income inequality is adversely affecting state economic growth and state tax … »

Arkansas Should Consider Policies Proven to Work—Not New Prisons

By: Pat Nolan and Cara Sullivan Arkansas’ prison population has grown 17% more in the last year than in any of the past fifteen years and it is expected to keep growing throughout the next five years. The Arkansas General Assembly recently met to discuss and approve over $6 million … »

Federal Judge Strikes Down ACA Exchange Subsidies

On Tuesday, Judge Ronald A. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma vacated the IRS rule that allows premium subsidies in states that refused to establish an exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse … »

Jonathan Williams Presents on Rich States, Poor States Report

Recently, Jonathan Williams, the senior director of the task force on tax and fiscal policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council, gave a presentation to a group of activists hosted by Americans for Prosperity on the recently released complete 7th edition of annual Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic … »