15 May

Tennessee’s New Education Sa...

By Kathryn Hickok This month Tennessee enacted a new Education Savings Account (ESA) law for its state’s K-12 students. The law creates the second ESA program that will operate in the Volunteer State. Education options are widespread...

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08 May

Why Record-Breaking Revenues...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This week, Oregon is facing a one-day teacher strike, with educators demanding more money for schools. Also this week, the legislature will consider a billion-dollar-a-year sales tax on business. All this is happen...

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07 May

May 8 Should Be Declared “Fi...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The Oregon Education Association is organizing a statewide walk-out May 8 related to what it says is inadequate school funding. What they’re really demanding is a $2 billion tax increase. Districts across the st...

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01 May

Florida Legislature Gives 18...

By Kathryn Hickok This week, the Florida legislature passed a bill that would create a scholarship program for lower-income families called the Family Empowerment Scholarship. The Family Empowerment Scholarship will provide lower-income...

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25 Apr

A Trio of Terrible Bills for...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Apparently, there is no limit to the Oregon legislature’s disdain for businesses and other employers. This disdain is demonstrated in three bills that seek to saddle employers with expensive mandates and expansive ...

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24 Apr

Wind Energy is Just Hot Air...

By Miranda Bonifield TriMet recently announced its first “zero-emission” bus is ready to roll, claiming that wind-powered buses are cleaner and easier to maintain. But the reality is that electric buses are dirtier and more expensive th...

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17 Apr

There’s No Such Thing As a F...

By Miranda Bonifield April 16 was the first day of 2019 where the money Americans have earned finally exceeded the portion of our income dedicated to the support of the government. Tax Freedom Day is an annual reminder of the real cost ...

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