CEI Today: Regulation over-load, plus transportation and Internet taxes

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Red Tapeworm 2014: Completed Economically Significant Rules at Record Levels

The fact that policy makers and analysts pay the most attention to economically significant rules should not seduce them into ignoring the remaining bulk of rules in the yearly pipeline, yet it does. A rule can cost up to $99 million and escape the official “economically significant” designation.
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> Interview Wayne Crews



CEI.org: Public Still Favors Transportation User Fees over Tax Increases

Voters in Missouri Tuesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have imposed a 0.75 percent sales tax to fund transportation, with nearly 60 percent opposing a plan that would have increased annual state road funding by approximately $500 million.
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> Interview Marc Scribner



Austin-American Statesman: Beware of Internet sales tax


Texas is one of the nation’s best states for doing business, according to a recent CNBC survey. Lone Star lawmakers deserve credit for the pro-growth environment they’ve helped foster. But a bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives threatens this happy progress.

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) would expose Texas to businesses taxation without representation from other, potentially less business-friendly states. > Read more

> Interview Jessica Melugin


Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes


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Saturday, 10am ET

General Counsel of @ceidotorg, Sam Kazman on the latest Obamacare court decisions.