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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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...

Governors, Mayors Ask Congress for More Federal Money

Mayors from across the nation testified before Congress last Friday, asking lawmakers for more federal taxpayer money to help them meet massive budget shortfalls. The $3 trillion HEROES Act, passed on May 15...

U.S. Economy Contracts by 5 Percent in First Quarter

The U.S. economy contracted by 5 percent over the course of the first quarter, the first such decline in more than a decade, and the near-certainty of an additional reduction of economic...

Watch Out for Long-Term Effects of Government’s Coronavirus Remedies

Economic contractions harm human health, so governments should take that into account in their coronavirus policies.

Watch Out for Long-Term Effects of Government’s Coronavirus Remedies

Economic contractions harm human health, so governments should take that into account in their coronavirus policies.

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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