Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
The Department of Labor (DoL) just implemented another crippling regulation on American businesses. All 171,000 federal contractors must now meet a seven percent hiring quota for the disabled. This quota[...]
A survey conducted by the R-Street Institute and the National Taxpayers Union shows that voters across the ideological spectrum oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA). If signed into law, the[...]
Wireless tax rates have reached all-time highs. Almost half of the states nationwide now impose a wireless tax above 10 percent (pushing the national average to more than 16.3 percent).[...]
The goals of limited government, fiscal responsibility, traditional values, and strong defense have been an ever-present litany of bullet points from Republican politicians – but talking about limited government and actually delivering on it are two very different things.
Brent Hamachek and Tom Kuchan of Segueway Solutions invited President and CEO of The Heartland Institute, Joe Bast, to speak on their radio show, “Segueway to Success.” They talk about Heartland’s mission, how Heartland[...]