Samantha Fillmore

Samantha Fillmore is a State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute.
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Commentary: Oklahoma Senate Addresses Big Tech Censorship

The Oklahoma Senate is considering Senate Bill 383, an Act Relating to the Censorship of Social Media. This legislation would provide Oklahomans a private cause of action in court if they have...

Commentary: Mississippi Could Defy Trend by Eliminating State Income Tax

The Mississippi House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would eventually eliminate the income tax in the Magnolia State. House Bill 1439, also known as the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act of 2021,...

Commentary: Oklahoma Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Would Put Workers Out of Jobs

Following the financial roller coaster that was 2020, all state legislatures are beginning sessions reeling from budget deficits due to lost tax revenue courtesy of the coronavirus-related recession. Because of the perilous...

Commentary: South Dakota Trailblazes with Big Tech Censorship Legislation

The South Dakota House of Representatives is considering House Bill 1223, an “Act to Prohibit Certain Forms of Social Media Censorship.” This legislation provides South Dakotans a private cause of action in court...

Evidence Shows Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Bad for Missouri

Like most state legislatures, Missouri is kicking off 2021 focused on economic matters after a highly tumultuous 2020. The Show-Me State is considering legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage. More...

Commentary: Given Hawaii’s Economic Turmoil, Now Is the Worst Time for Minimum Wage Increase

Like most state legislatures, Hawaii is kicking off 2021 focused on economic concerns after a highly tumultuous 2020. Lawmakers in the Aloha State are spending a significant portion of their legislative session analyzing...

Commentary: Montana Minimum Wage Hike Would Produce Numerous Negative Unintended Consequences

Like most state legislatures, Montana is kicking off 2021 focused on economic matters after a highly tumultuous 2020. The Treasure State is currently considering legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage....

Minimum Wage Hikes: The Nail in the Coffin for Small Businesses

"Out-of-touch lawmakers in more than 20 states have proposed reckless minimum wage increases since the start of the year, according to the Congressional Review Service." Most state legislatures are kicking off 2021 focused on...

Commentary: Sunshine State Lawmakers Should Throw Shade at Internet Sales Taxes

With legislative sessions convening around the nation, almost every state is looking for ways to raise revenue following the coronavirus-related recession. In Florida, this has manifested in the form of potential legislation...

Commentary: As Sessions Begin, No State Legislatures Should Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

State legislatures are kicking off 2021 with legislative sessions focused on economic recovery after a highly tumultuous 2020 and the accompanying economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Every state in the union...

Samantha Fillmore

Samantha Fillmore is a State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute.

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Commentary: Oklahoma Senate Addresses Big Tech Censorship

The Oklahoma Senate is considering Senate Bill 383, an Act Relating to the Censorship of Social Media. This legislation would provide Oklahomans a private...

Commentary: Mississippi Could Defy Trend by Eliminating State Income Tax

The Mississippi House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would eventually eliminate the income tax in the Magnolia State. House Bill 1439, also known...

Commentary: Oklahoma Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Would Put Workers Out of Jobs

Following the financial roller coaster that was 2020, all state legislatures are beginning sessions reeling from budget deficits due to lost tax revenue courtesy...

Commentary: South Dakota Trailblazes with Big Tech Censorship Legislation

The South Dakota House of Representatives is considering House Bill 1223, an “Act to Prohibit Certain Forms of Social Media Censorship.” This legislation provides South...

Evidence Shows Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Bad for Missouri

Like most state legislatures, Missouri is kicking off 2021 focused on economic matters after a highly tumultuous 2020. The Show-Me State is considering legislation...

Commentary: Given Hawaii’s Economic Turmoil, Now Is the Worst Time for Minimum Wage Increase

Like most state legislatures, Hawaii is kicking off 2021 focused on economic concerns after a highly tumultuous 2020. Lawmakers in the Aloha State are spending...

Commentary: Montana Minimum Wage Hike Would Produce Numerous Negative Unintended Consequences

Like most state legislatures, Montana is kicking off 2021 focused on economic matters after a highly tumultuous 2020. The Treasure State is currently considering...

Minimum Wage Hikes: The Nail in the Coffin for Small Businesses

"Out-of-touch lawmakers in more than 20 states have proposed reckless minimum wage increases since the start of the year, according to the Congressional Review Service." Most...

Commentary: Sunshine State Lawmakers Should Throw Shade at Internet Sales Taxes

With legislative sessions convening around the nation, almost every state is looking for ways to raise revenue following the coronavirus-related recession. In Florida, this...

Commentary: As Sessions Begin, No State Legislatures Should Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

State legislatures are kicking off 2021 with legislative sessions focused on economic recovery after a highly tumultuous 2020 and the accompanying economic fallout of...