STORY ARCHIVESSTORY ARCHIVES
VIEW OUR APPSVIEW OUR APPS

Category List


Tag List

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

Tag Cloud

Taxes MatterBudget DeficitGovernor Matt MeadMaineMercatus CenterFederal Interest PaymentsUtahMunicipal Individual Income TaxTax-Rates.comHGTV 2016 Smart HomeFederal SalaryHGTVSaint Simons Island GeorgiaFlat TaxFederal SpendingFloridaBusiness Enterprise TaxExcise TaxesState Business TaxesSeverance Tax Permanent FundMichael Hicks2014 Blog CabinUnincorporated Business Taxdiy 2014 Blog CabinCoal Severance Tax Trust FundGeorgiaPer Capita Federal TaxesMackinac CenterVeronique de RugyConsumptionDisposable IncomeStudent LoansHGTV 2018 Dream HomeOhioHoover InstitutionDomestic Migration RateArkansasBusiness Flat TaxProperty TaxPermanent FundSocial Security ReformTax CollectionsSouth DakotaNet Migration RateMichiganMigrationGovernment EmploymentVirginiaACTCFederal DebtCigarette SmugglingWest VirginiaAverage Federal SalaryFederal EmploymentNational DebtEssential Consumption2013 Migration PatternsDeath RateHGTV 2017 Dream HomeEmploymentIowaDr. Art WoolfHealthcareBureau of Economic AnalysisAFDCUnited Van LinesTennesseeNew MexicoIndividual Income Tax BurdenKansasMassachusettsCalifornia Income Tax BurdenWisconsinBluffton South CarolinaConnecticutMedicaid ExpansionAli WolfIndividual Income Tax CutsFederal Income Tax LiabilityDaniel DiSalvoArizonaTax ExportingTreasury Inspector General for Tax AdministrationRefundable Earned Income Tax CreditHydraulic FracturingAmusement TaxesRIOpenGovGovernment Wages and SalariesDomestic MigrationIdahoTexasFiscal CliffTax Benefit Recapture ProvisionNew YorkFederal Income Tax BurdenGovernor Bill WalkerJohn BurnsOregonCOSTKnow Your RatesRick Palacios Jr.Tax ReformIndianaConcord CoalitionOklahomaDIY Network 2018 Ultimate RetreatClaremont DecisionHGTV 2017 Urban OasisColorado Spending TransparencyPlausible BaselineNet MigrationBirth RateAlvin RabushkaCigarette Excise TaxMarginal Tax RatesAlaska Policy ForumRealEstateConsulting.comWyomingLouisianaHGTV 2018 Smart HomeTANFU.S. Office of Personnel ManagementTax ErrorsBusiness TaxesProposition 13WashingtonMargins TaxPine Tree Development ZonesObamacare Tax PenaltiesHawaiiCoer D'Alene IdahoThe Real Fiscal CliffHGTV 2014 Smart HomeTemporary Tax IncreaseNorth Dakota Legacy FundProposition 2 1/2Tax FraudLaw of Unintended ConsequencesHGTV 2015 Smart HomeBakken Shale formationSouth CarolinaDemographic WinterOklahoma Council of Public AffairsColoradoNorth CarolinaJohnny ManzielFree Enterprise ZonesTransparent NevadaTemporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesMartha's VineyardEITCMontanaLocal Business TaxesCapital Gains TaxDelawareObamacareFederal BankruptcyIRSBakken FormationFix SS NowInternational Migration RateHGTV 2014 Dream HomePer Capita TaxesVermontTaxpayer Bill of RightsGeneral AssistanceGuaranteed Basic IncomeCensus BureauTax CapSocial SecurityGovernment CompensationBankruptcyInterest RatesBirthsTax BurdenGross Receipts TaxDIY 2016 Blog CabinNet Natural Population GrowthHGTV 2016 Dream HomeTax PyramidingKentuckyFederal Tax and Spend RatiosGordon TullockWelfare ReformMississippiNet Natural Population RateCharles MurrayNorth DakotaDeathsJock TaxFederal TaxesTIGTAAid to Families with Dependent ChildrenJames BuchananIllinois Policy InstituteMarcellus ShalePrivate ConsumptionTABORPrivate Sector Share of Personal IncomeMedicaidEqual Educational Opportunity Act of 1997MarylandTax BurdensNew York CitySven LarsonWashington, D.C.AlabamaInternal Revenue ServiceFederal Budget Deficit2014 HGTV Dream HomeFree-StaterHGTV 2015 Dream HomeProgressive Individual Income TaxIndependence InstituteFederal PayrollIllinoisInternational MigrationNevadaIncome TaxConstitutional Legacy FundWashington County MaineJohn MauldinU.S. Census BureauALECNew JerseyGovernment WorkforceCross-Border ShoppingInsurance PremiumsInterest PaymentsCouncil on State TaxationSeverance TaxesDr. Arthur WoolfHancock AmendmentSapphire North CarolinaKansas Open GovMerritt IslandHGTV 2015 Urban OasisHall Income TaxAsheville North CarolinaPublic Choice EconomicsRobert HallMedian IncomeNational Directory of New Hires and Employment DataKnoxville TennesseeAlaskaEarned Income Tax CreditTax FoundationRhode Islanddiy 2015 Blog HomeGovernment BenefitsLocal Option Sales TaxAtlas Van LinesInterest and Dividend TaxPermanent Wyoming Mineral Trust FundThe Maine Heritage Policy CenterWyoming Taxpayers AssociationManhattan Institute for Public Policy ResearchJoe The EconomistFree MEMinnesota2017 HGTV Smart HomeSales Tax Pyramidingdiy networkSchaffer's MillPanacea FloridaLake Tahoe CaliforniaPublic AssistanceWinter Haven FloridaBuckeye InstituteTax CutsSales TaxDIY Network 2017 Ultimate RetreatLocal Individual Income TaxNew HampshireAdditional Child Tax CreditManufacturingCongressional Budget OfficePer Capita Federal SpendingPovertyAct 60MissouriNebraskaProperty TaxesPennsylvaniaDemographicsUnemploymentIRS ScandalCaliforniaTax HavensIndividual Income Tax CalculatorHGTV 2014 Urban Oasis


Archive

Blog Search

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… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/06/free-me/

Private Consumption in the States, Part 3

The third and final installment in a series that explains how data on private consumption can help state legislators make more informed decisions.
This is the third and last part in my trilogy on private consumption (see part one and two). It explains how private-consumption data can be used to evaluate a state’s ec… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/03/private-consumption-states-part-3/

Private Consumption in the States, Part 2

Consumer expenditures are surprisingly different between the 50 states. For example, a consumer in the District of Columbia - with the highest per-capita consumption in the country - spends 90 percent more per year than does the average consumer in the na…
In last week’s article we looked at the relation between disposable income and private consumption. The basic conclusion was that a higher disposable income allows … https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/03/private-consumption-states-part-2/

Private Consumption in the States, Part 1

Private consumption is responsible for approximately 70 percent of our GDP. Consumer decisions on how much to spend, what to spend money on and when to save can explain a good part of the ups and downs in our economies. Consumption data can also tell pros…
Private consumption is one of the most important indicators of how an economy, and its people, is doing. Steady growth in private consumption at rates of three perc… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/03/private-consumption-states-part-1/

Medicaid Expansion Will Break New Mexico Budget

New Mexico was one of the early states to join Medicaid Expansion. As enrollment has grown far beyond predictions, when the federal government's 100-percent cost coverage ends the cost to the state will be far higher than initially expected.
One of the best ways for a family to get into deep financial trouble is to take on payment obligations they cannot sustainably afford. The responsible thing to do, of c… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/02/medicaid-expansion-will-break-new-mexico-budget/

The Real Fiscal Cliff: January 2015 Federal Budget Update

Description: The Real Fiscal Cliff: January 2015 Federal Budget Update
This continues our series on “The Real Fiscal Cliff” and is based on the most recent budget projection by the Congressional Budget Office made in January, 2015 (pdf). … https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/02/real-fiscal-cliff-january-2015-federal-budget-update/

The Law of Unintended Consequences, Student Loan Debt, and Housing – Oh, My!

Recently, I was reading one of John Mauldin’s excellent newsletters (you should definitely subscribe to his free newsletter) and came across this gem showing The Law of … https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/10/law-unintended-consequences-student-loan-debt-and-housing-oh-my/

The Growth in Public Assistance in America

Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau released a new report on the state of public assistance in America showing detail by state and metropolitan area (pdf). P… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/09/growth-public-assistance-america/

The Real Fiscal Cliff: August 2014 Federal Budget Update

This is an update of the recent post, “The Real Fiscal Cliff: Interest Payments on the National Debt,” based on the most recent budget projection by the Congressional Budget Offic… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/09/real-fiscal-cliff-august-2014-federal-budget-update/

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… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/08/state-and-local-business-taxes-2014/

Illinois Taxpayers Flee to Greener Pastures

Recently, Wendy and I wrote a study on the flight of Illinois taxpayers to greener pastures called "Policy Lessons From Illinois' Exodus of People and Money" (pdf) for the Il… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/08/illinois-taxpayers-flee-greener-pastures/

The Real Fiscal Cliff: Interest Payments on the National Debt

Federal policymakers are prone to hyperbole. One recent incident involved the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” where expiring tax cuts and spending cuts would conspire to send the ec… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/08/real-fiscal-cliff-interest-payments-national-debt/

State Tax Collections Rise in Fiscal Year 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their state tax revenue data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (pdf) along with the cool infographic below. The new data does not bring any g… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/state-tax-collections-rise-fiscal-year-2013/

America's Changing Economy

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released this fascinating infographic showing America's changing economy. It shows that between 2007 and 2012, the decline in manufacturing em… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/americas-changing-economy/

Is Social Security A Good Deal?

The question of whether Social Security is a good deal is getting more visibility.  And it is a question that deserves even more attention.   There is no short answer, bu… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/social-security-good-deal/

Migration Patterns 2013 According to Atlas Van Lines

Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/migration-patterns-2013-according-atlas-van-lines/

Manhattan Institute Launches Obamacare: Know Your Rates WebApp

At Key Policy Data, we believe that state-by-state comparisons are critical to informing the public policy process. Afterall, that is what federalism is all about. To th… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/manhattan-institute-launches-obamacare-know-your-rates-webapp/