Budget and Tax News

Budget and tax news stories from The Heartland Institute.

Arizona House Tackling Occupational Licensing

March 13, 2018

The Arizona state House of Representatives’ Committee of the Whole approved House Bill 2011 (H.B. 2011), which would reduce occupational licensing regulations for blow-dry hair stylists. Sponsored [...]

Supreme Court Hears Case on Forced Union Dues

February 27, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case questioning whether governments can deduct union fees from public sector employees’ paychecks without the workers’ permission. Oral arguments in Janus v. [...]

Tax Reform Law Kicks Off Wave of Paycheck Bonuses

February 27, 2018

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect on January 1, 2018, more than 300 companies have publicly announced plans to give employees bonuses, pay raises, or pension contribution increases. The new [...]

Worker-Freedom Bill Offered in New Jersey

February 27, 2018

New Jersey state Assembly members Robert Auth (R-Bergen) and Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth) introduced a bill to allow workers in the state to opt out of union membership. Assembly Bill 183 was introduced [...]