S. T. Karnick

S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.
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State Budget Deficits May Bring on National Credit Crisis

With state budgets falling far into the red in the wake of the economic contraction caused by the coronavirus lockdowns, calls are increasing for the federal government to send more taxpayer money...

Iowa Occupational Licensing Reform Praised

Iowa's reform of its professional licensing laws is receiving good reviews. H.F. 2627 loosens government restrictions on professional licensing in the state. Key provisions include the following, reports KWQC-TV: · Allowing new Iowa residents...

U.S. Economy Adds Nearly Five Million Jobs

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million new jobs in June, with unemployment declining for the second month in a row. Unemployment decreased by 2.2 percentage points in June, to 11.1 percent. The number...

U.S. Debt Burden Is a Policy Choice, Not a Necessity, Analysts Argue

Writing for American Thinker, Heartland Institute Policy Advisors John Merrifield and Barry Poulson note that the long-term path for the United States throughout the first two decades of this century has been...

Broadcasters Urge FCC to Consider New Rules on Internet TV Programming

The broadcast television industry is trying to get the Federal Communications Commission to impose new rules on programming delivered over the internet. "The affiliate groups of the four major TV networks want the...

Texas Local Governments Struggle with Tax Revenue Losses, Disparities

Local governments in Texas are facing severe budget strains because of tax revenue losses from the coronavirus shutdowns, a problem exacerbated by the state's method of allocating local sales taxes. "The temporary closure...

Colorado Considers Big Tax Hike on Small Businesses

The Colorado legislature is considering a hefty tax hike on small businesses in order to spend more on K-12 education. Colorado House Bill 1420, the Tax Fairness Act, would make several changes to...

Ithaca, New York Considers Canceling Residents’ Rent

The college town of Ithaca, New York, wants to cancel rent for the 7,500 renters in the town. The city's Common Council passed a resolution asking the city to request the state's permission...

Record Number of Jobs Added in May, BLS Reports

The United States added a record number of jobs in the past month, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. "Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, and the unemployment rate...

Madison, WI Mayor Calls for Budget Cuts, Ending Some Services

The mayor of Madison, Wisconsin is acknowledging that her city's current budget is far out of balance and that coronavirus costs are just a small part of it. In a memo sent yesterday...

S. T. Karnick

S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.

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State Budget Deficits May Bring on National Credit Crisis

With state budgets falling far into the red in the wake of the economic contraction caused by the coronavirus lockdowns, calls are increasing for...

Iowa Occupational Licensing Reform Praised

Iowa's reform of its professional licensing laws is receiving good reviews. H.F. 2627 loosens government restrictions on professional licensing in the state. Key provisions include...

U.S. Economy Adds Nearly Five Million Jobs

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million new jobs in June, with unemployment declining for the second month in a row. Unemployment decreased by 2.2 percentage...

U.S. Debt Burden Is a Policy Choice, Not a Necessity, Analysts Argue

Writing for American Thinker, Heartland Institute Policy Advisors John Merrifield and Barry Poulson note that the long-term path for the United States throughout the...

Broadcasters Urge FCC to Consider New Rules on Internet TV Programming

The broadcast television industry is trying to get the Federal Communications Commission to impose new rules on programming delivered over the internet. "The affiliate groups...

Texas Local Governments Struggle with Tax Revenue Losses, Disparities

Local governments in Texas are facing severe budget strains because of tax revenue losses from the coronavirus shutdowns, a problem exacerbated by the state's...

Colorado Considers Big Tax Hike on Small Businesses

The Colorado legislature is considering a hefty tax hike on small businesses in order to spend more on K-12 education. Colorado House Bill 1420, the...

Ithaca, New York Considers Canceling Residents’ Rent

The college town of Ithaca, New York, wants to cancel rent for the 7,500 renters in the town. The city's Common Council passed a resolution...

Record Number of Jobs Added in May, BLS Reports

The United States added a record number of jobs in the past month, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. "Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by...

Madison, WI Mayor Calls for Budget Cuts, Ending Some Services

The mayor of Madison, Wisconsin is acknowledging that her city's current budget is far out of balance and that coronavirus costs are just a...