A Capital Gains Tax Would Hurt Economic Opportunity in Washington State

Washington state has a competitive advantage when compared to neighboring states because the state does not currently levy a tax on wage income or capital gains. In fact, the state’s own Department of Commerce agrees, stating, “We offer business some competitive advantages found in a few other states. These include … »

Nevada: Setting New Precedents in Education Choice

Nevada has become the first state in the nation to provide parents uncompromised educational freedom through the passage of Universal Education Savings Accounts (ESA). Nevada’s Senate Bill 302 raises the bar previously set by Arizona, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida, whose legislation stipulates eligibility restrictions and provides all parents control over … »

Texas Legislature Passes Significant New Tax Relief and Continues to Lead on Pro-Growth Reforms

As the Texas Legislature finished its 2015 session, lawmakers from the Lone Star State have once again approved a tax relief measure that will only add to the Texas reputation as a state friendly to business and poised for economic growth. Lawmakers from the state House and Senate considered various … »

Higher Education and Private Sector Investment

The following article by Jonathan Butcher first appeared at See Thru EDU, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Last month, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured students that participated in billionaire Peter Thiel’s fellowship program that paid them not to go to college. This opportunity has great advantages … »