Category List

Tag List

Merritt Island (1)
HGTV 2014 Smart Home (1)
Social Security (1)
Demographic Winter (3)
Alaska (13)
HGTV 2017 Urban Oasis (1)
Business Taxes (1)
Marginal Tax Rates (1)
Atlas Van Lines (1)
Governor Bill Walker (2)
Ali Wolf (1)
Tax Reform (3)
Bluffton South Carolina (1)
Know Your Rates (1)
Capital Gains Tax (1)
Proposition 13 (5)
Wyoming (11)
Consumption (1)
Iowa (6)
Unemployment (1)
Connecticut (9)
Federal Interest Payments (3)
Tax Pyramiding (7)
Nebraska (6)
Student Loans (1)
Constitutional Legacy Fund (1)
International Migration Rate (6)
Income Tax (12)
Federal Income Tax Liability (3)
Lake Tahoe California (1)
diy 2015 Blog Home (1)
Oklahoma (7)
Daniel DiSalvo (1)
Plausible Baseline (1)
Flat Tax (1)
Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (1)
Nevada (9)
2014 Blog Cabin (1)
Texas (9)
Bankruptcy (1)
Federal Debt (4)
Maryland (7)
Free-Stater (6)
Property Tax (6)
HGTV 2018 Dream Home (1)
Joe The Economist (1)
Federal Taxes (32)
DIY 2016 Blog Cabin (1) (1)
Colorado Spending Transparency (1)
Severance Tax Permanent Fund (4)
Hydraulic Fracturing (5)
National Directory of New Hires and Employment Data (1)
Fiscal Cliff (3)
State Business Taxes (1)
Permanent Fund (1)
Welfare Reform (2)
National Debt (1)
U.S. Census Bureau (2)
Per Capita Federal Spending (32)
Virginia (8)
Free Enterprise Zones (1)
Concord Coalition (2)
Alvin Rabushka (1)
Alaska Policy Forum (2)
New Mexico (9)
Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research (1)
Sales Tax (8)
AFDC (1)
United Van Lines (1)
Births (2)
Federal Income Tax Burden (4)
Median Income (1)
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (1)
International Migration (2)
Net Natural Population Growth (2)
Manufacturing (1)
Sapphire North Carolina (1)
Pine Tree Development Zones (1)
Cigarette Excise Tax (2)
Poverty (2)
Excise Taxes (1)
Federal Payroll (1)
Illinois (10)
Asheville North Carolina (1)
Tax Benefit Recapture Provision (1)
Missouri (8)
The Real Fiscal Cliff (1)
Net Migration Rate (6)
Vermont (11)
HGTV 2015 Smart Home (1)
Bakken Shale formation (2)
Temporary Tax Increase (1)
New York (10)
Average Federal Salary (1)
Interest and Dividend Tax (1)
Governor Matt Mead (2)
Obamacare (3)
Per Capita Taxes (2)
Gross Receipts Tax (11)
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (1)
Deaths (2)
HGTV 2014 Urban Oasis (1)
Taxpayer Bill of Rights (1)
Hancock Amendment (2)
Internal Revenue Service (2)
Severance Taxes (17)
Local Individual Income Tax (1)
ALEC (1)
Individual Income Tax Burden (8)
California (11)
Pennsylvania (6)
Hawaii (9)
Tax Havens (7)
Tax Fraud (1)
Act 60 (4)
Saint Simons Island Georgia (1)
Alabama (7)
Insurance Premiums (1)
Sven Larson (2)
Free ME (1)
Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1997 (1)
Individual Income Tax Cuts (1)
Illinois Policy Institute (2)
Migration (4)
Panacea Florida (1)
Public Choice Economics (1)
Government Employment (148)
General Assistance (1)
HGTV 2015 Dream Home (1)
Tax Errors (1)
Medicaid Expansion (1)
Federal Bankruptcy (2)
New Hampshire (12)
Charles Murray (1)
South Dakota (8)
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (1)
Tax Burdens (178)
Johnny Manziel (1)
Bureau of Economic Analysis (1)
Knoxville Tennessee (1)
Domestic Migration (2)
Transparent Nevada (1)
Net Migration (2)
HGTV 2014 Dream Home (1)
Arizona (9)
Kansas Open Gov (1)
John Mauldin (1)
The Maine Heritage Policy Center (1)
Robert Hall (1)
Margins Tax (2)
Hall Income Tax (2)
EITC (1)
Property Taxes (5)
IRS (1) (3)
Government Compensation (146)
Washington, D.C. (1)
Healthcare (2)
Business Enterprise Tax (4)
Michigan (6)
Tax Foundation (30)
Oregon (8)
New Jersey (8)
Delaware (6)
John Burns (1)
Gordon Tullock (1)
Census Bureau (3)
Federal Employment (1)
Mississippi (8)
Council on State Taxation (1)
North Dakota Legacy Fund (1)
Unincorporated Business Tax (4)
Mercatus Center (1)
Per Capita Federal Taxes (32)
2014 HGTV Dream Home (1)
IRS Scandal (1)
Local Option Sales Tax (1)
Interest Rates (3)
Tax Cuts (1)
Guaranteed Basic Income (1)
Net Natural Population Rate (7)
2013 Migration Patterns (1)
Idaho (8)
Congressional Budget Office (4)
Essential Consumption (1)
DIY Network 2017 Ultimate Retreat (1)
Cross-Border Shopping (8)
Private Consumption (2)
Obamacare Tax Penalties (1)
ACTC (1)
HGTV 2016 Dream Home (1)
Additional Child Tax Credit (1)
Colorado (9)
COST (2)
South Carolina (10)
Tax Cap (1)
Ohio (10)
Proposition 2 1/2 (3)
RIOpenGov (1)
Florida (10)
Marcellus Shale (1)
Bakken Formation (2)
diy 2014 Blog Cabin (2)
Rick Palacios Jr. (1)
Rhode Island (7)
Government Workforce (151)
HGTV 2017 Dream Home (1)
Indiana (8)
Business Flat Tax (8)
California Income Tax Burden (1)
Amusement Taxes (1)
James Buchanan (1)
Social Security Reform (1)
HGTV 2015 Urban Oasis (1)
Domestic Migration Rate (6)
HGTV 2016 Smart Home (1)
Kentucky (9)
Veronique de Rugy (1)
North Dakota (11)
Individual Income Tax Calculator (4)
Fix SS Now (1)
HGTV 2018 Smart Home (1)
Michael Hicks (1)
Louisiana (6)
Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund (2)
Wyoming Taxpayers Association (2)
Federal Spending (33)
Government Benefits (149)
2017 HGTV Smart Home (1)
Tax Exporting (11)
Private Sector Share of Personal Income (2)
Montana (6)
Federal Budget Deficit (4)
Independence Institute (2)
West Virginia (11)
Tax Collections (56)
Washington County Maine (1)
Dr. Arthur Woolf (2)
Disposable Income (3)
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (4)
Coer D'Alene Idaho (1)
Schaffer's Mill (1)
Jock Tax (2)
Death Rate (6)
Tax Burden (1)
Wisconsin (7)
Government Wages and Salaries (148)
Buckeye Institute (1)
Arkansas (8)
Massachusetts (8)
Municipal Individual Income Tax (1)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (1)
Demographics (6)
Maine (10)
Sales Tax Pyramiding (5)
Earned Income Tax Credit (1)
Employment (1)
Hoover Institution (1)
Coal Severance Tax Trust Fund (2)
Cigarette Smuggling (2)
Local Business Taxes (1)
Winter Haven Florida (1)
Minnesota (8)
HGTV (4)
DIY Network 2018 Ultimate Retreat (1)
Progressive Individual Income Tax (1)
Public Assistance (1)
New York City (3)
Federal Tax and Spend Ratios (32)
Federal Salary (1)
Martha's Vineyard (1)
Washington (9)
Law of Unintended Consequences (1)
Kansas (7)
diy network (5)
Georgia (10)
North Carolina (11)
Dr. Art Woolf (1)
Tennessee (9)
TANF (1)
Medicaid (1)
Interest Payments (1)
Birth Rate (6)
Claremont Decision (1)
Utah (7)
Mackinac Center (2)
Taxes Matter (9)
Budget Deficit (2)

Tag Cloud

Aid to Families with Dependent ChildrenProperty TaxesHGTV 2017 Urban OasisNet MigrationProperty TaxMississippiALECSchaffer's MillSouth DakotaGovernment EmploymentBakken FormationIndianaFlat TaxFederal PayrollAdditional Child Tax CreditMontana2014 HGTV Dream HomeTemporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesCoer D'Alene IdahoTABORGross Receipts TaxGovernor Matt MeadIllinoisAlvin RabushkaHGTV 2014 Smart HomeMichiganRobert HallGeorgiaCouncil on State TaxationMassachusettsProgressive Individual Income TaxAverage Federal SalaryU.S. Census BureauTransparent NevadaInterest and Dividend TaxPanacea FloridaDr. Art WoolfCross-Border ShoppingMerritt IslandCalifornia Income Tax BurdenHall Income TaxTax Benefit Recapture ProvisionOklahomaDomestic MigrationAlabamaWyoming Taxpayers AssociationMarylandManhattan Institute for Public Policy ResearchTax ErrorsMartha's VineyardInternational Migration RateTax-Rates.comPermanent FundConnecticutStudent LoansGordon TullockTax ReformGovernment Wages and SalariesHGTV 2018 Smart HomeProposition 2 1/2The Maine Heritage Policy CenterConsumptionMissouriRIOpenGovCigarette Excise TaxU.S. Office of Personnel ManagementFederal BankruptcyJock TaxTreasury Inspector General for Tax AdministrationCongressional Budget OfficeKentuckyBluffton South CarolinaHGTV 2018 Dream HomeIRS ScandalInternal Revenue ServiceHGTVHGTV 2014 Urban OasisEssential ConsumptionHGTV 2016 Dream HomePer Capita Federal TaxesJohn BurnsTaxpayer Bill of RightsEmploymentMercatus CenterPine Tree Development ZonesPer Capita Federal SpendingPublic AssistanceIRSKansas Open GovAtlas Van LinesColoradoOregonInterest PaymentsHGTV 2015 Smart HomeIndividual Income Tax BurdenSocial SecurityDaniel DiSalvoTax HavensDemographic WinterWashington County MaineUtahWisconsinAli WolfDeath RateClaremont DecisionDIY Network 2018 Ultimate RetreatNet Natural Population RateDisposable IncomeInsurance PremiumsKnoxville TennesseeConcord CoalitionTax CutsUnemploymentMaineNational DebtTax PyramidingThe Real Fiscal CliffDr. Arthur WoolfIowaCapital Gains Taxdiy 2014 Blog CabinMedicaidAlaskaConstitutional Legacy FundFederal EmploymentFiscal CliffNorth Dakota Legacy FundHoover InstitutionDIY 2016 Blog CabinBusiness Flat TaxLocal Business TaxesCOSTHGTV 2017 Dream HomeNew MexicoSouth CarolinaWelfare ReformMedicaid ExpansionDomestic Migration RateWashingtonTANFOklahoma Council of Public AffairsACTCLake Tahoe CaliforniaCigarette SmugglingVeronique de RugyGovernment BenefitsGovernor Bill WalkerHGTV 2014 Dream HomeGuaranteed Basic IncomeRhode IslandPer Capita TaxesIllinois Policy InstituteNevadaTexasTennesseediy 2015 Blog HomeHealthcareSales TaxAsheville North CarolinaVermontRealEstateConsulting.comWashington, D.C.DIY Network 2017 Ultimate RetreatColorado Spending TransparencyMichael HicksFederal Income Tax LiabilityInterest RatesObamacare Tax PenaltiesJohn MauldinSven LarsonArizonaIndependence InstituteMedian IncomeWyomingFree MEGeneral AssistanceBakken Shale formationBusiness Enterprise TaxTax BurdensArkansasTax Exporting2014 Blog CabinBudget DeficitFederal TaxesBirth RateFree Enterprise ZonesTax CollectionsPermanent Wyoming Mineral Trust FundMackinac CenterFix SS NowLouisianaMunicipal Individual Income TaxPublic Choice EconomicsNew HampshirePlausible BaselineNet Natural Population GrowthDeathsRick Palacios Jr.Federal Budget DeficitHGTV 2015 Urban OasisTemporary Tax IncreaseNorth CarolinaAFDCFederal SpendingIdahoCharles MurrayAmusement TaxesPrivate Sector Share of Personal IncomeProposition 13TIGTAAlaska Policy ForumBankruptcyLaw of Unintended ConsequencesSocial Security ReformGovernment CompensationHancock AmendmentNebraskaHawaiiDelawareLocal Individual Income TaxJohnny ManzielHGTV 2016 Smart HomeTax CapUnincorporated Business TaxSeverance Tax Permanent FundKansasFloridaBuckeye InstituteManufacturingIndividual Income Tax CalculatorOhioLocal Option Sales TaxWinter Haven FloridaPrivate ConsumptionVirginiaBusiness TaxesJoe The EconomistNet Migration RateTax FoundationSales Tax PyramidingMarginal Tax RatesTax FraudFederal Tax and Spend RatiosFederal DebtSaint Simons Island GeorgiaEITCMigration2013 Migration PatternsAct 60Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1997National Directory of New Hires and Employment DataFederal Income Tax BurdenHGTV 2015 Dream HomeCensus BureauDemographicsTax BurdenHydraulic FracturingFederal SalaryObamacareWest VirginiaPovertyMargins TaxState Business TaxesTaxes MatterRefundable Earned Income Tax CreditIndividual Income Tax Cuts2017 HGTV Smart HomeKnow Your RatesSapphire North CarolinaPennsylvaniadiy networkNorth DakotaFederal Interest PaymentsMinnesotaGovernment WorkforceExcise TaxesInternational MigrationNew York CityJames BuchananBureau of Economic AnalysisSeverance TaxesMarcellus ShaleNew YorkIncome TaxCaliforniaEarned Income Tax CreditCoal Severance Tax Trust FundFree-StaterNew JerseyUnited Van LinesBirths


Blog Search

Maine has the Fourth Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Maine’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the fourth highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 18.4 percent—or 29 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Maine collected $7 billion in state and local taxes—or $5,222 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impressive …

Maine’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Twentieth “Least Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Maine has the Sixth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Maine collected $6.7 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average…

Free ME

// Read the full Free ME study in pdf Note: I created Free ME when I was the CEO and Chief Economist of The Maine Heritage Policy Center…

Maine is the Seventh Biggest Net Receiver of Federal Spending in 2013

      Please share Infographic (right click, "save image as")   In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winn…

Maine’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Third “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Maine has the Seventh Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Maine collected $6.3 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average…

State and Local Business Taxes 2014

Every year the Council on State Taxation (COST) releases their excellent study—“Total State and Local Business Taxes” (pdf)—that quantifies business taxes by state.  I h…

Maine’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Fifth “Least Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to the …

Maine has the Sixth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Maine collected $6.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average…